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:

     July 11, 2024

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

Next Meeting: 

    July 11, 2024

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

Next Meeting:

     July 16, 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:

    July 9, 2024

 **Parks and Rec workshop on July 15th at 5:30 PM**

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Job Listings

The City employment opportunities & position descriptions are listed here.

Opportunity to serve:

Mayor Prater is announcing an opportunity for interested residents to submit their expressions of interest in serving on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets monthly to review new or proposed amendments to zoning ordinances, building site plans, and issues related to the city building codes.
The Planning Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM, with occasional workshops scheduled as needed. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Planning Commission, please provide the following information to Mayor Prater at d.prater@cityoftownsend.com,  drop off at City Hall, 123 Tiger Dr. in Townsend, OR mail to City of Townsend, ATTN: Mayor Prater, PO Box 307, Townsend, TN 37882
   Contact Information
   Experience in planning            and zoning
   Specialized skills
All expressions of interest must be submitted by June 30, 2024
Expressions of Interest Form
Park and Recreations

Click here for community events/information.

Click here for local attractions and things to do in Townsend.


 Community Plan Update


Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC)

    The committee will        meet on Thursday,        March 19th,at 5:00PM


What's Happening

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Welcome to the City of Townsend! We are a small, close-knit community surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Townsend is one of the three main gateways to Cades Cove, one of the most popular destinations in the Smokies. We welcome you to our page and hope you enjoy the content and learn about what Townsend, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, has to offer!

Town Highlights

Find out what’s going on & stay up to date.

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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