Facility Hours

City Hall Hours:

8 AM- 4:30 PM*

*Closed for lunch 12:00 -12:30 PM



Townsend Police Department

For emergencies, please call 911.

For non-emergencies after hours, please call 865-983-3620

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) meets the second Thursday of each month following the Planning Commission meeting

 Next Meeting:

     August 8, 2024 (If there is business)

PLANNING COMMISSION meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM

Next Meeting: 

    August 8, 2024

 CITY COMMISSION meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

Next Meeting:

     August 20, 2024

*CPAC Committee meets before Board of Commissioners each month from 5 to 6 PM.

PARKS AND REC BOARD: meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM

Next Meeting:

    August 13, 2024

 Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Job Listings

The City employment opportunities & position descriptions are listed here.

Opportunity to serve:

The City of Townsend would like to announce an opportunity for residents to express their interest in becoming a member of a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Parks and Recreation Board meets monthly to promote community involvement and organize events to support a fun and healthy atmosphere in Townsend. The Board is also involved in drafting a Parks and Recreation Master Plan, to correspond with the City’s Community Master Plan. Board members will also research grant opportunities available to improve the town’s resources and structures.
The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM, with occasional workshops scheduled as needed. There will be three (3) seats open for anyone interested in serving on the board. Two seats will need to reside within the city limits, with the third seat open to anyone living within the Townsend 37882 area code. All seats will have terms expiring in August 2026.
You can email your information to k.satterfield@cityoftownsend.org , mail to PO Box 307, Townsend, TN, 37882 or drop off in person at City Hall located at 123 Tiger Dr., Townsend, TN
Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2024.
Expressions of Interest Form
Park and Recreations

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Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC)


 Community Plan UPDATE


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New Community Center and City Hall

Town News

We welcome you to drop by our new Community Center and City Hall building completed in June 2019.... Read More → New Community Center and City Hall


View Townsend from the Parkway!

See the City of Townsend surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains as you take the scenic drive along the newly finished Foothills Parkway extension.

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