Voluntary Annexations

Engineering Director

Thomas V. Clabo, P.E.
[email protected]
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Christopher S. Howley, P.E.
Deputy Director of Engineering
[email protected]
(865) 215-2148

City County Building
400 Main Street, Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

The City of Knoxville places a top priority for growth and economic development within its present city limits through redevelopment of existing parcels. This strategy makes use of existing infrastructure that will support quality growth through greater use of infill, rehab, and mixed-use development within the existing city limits. However, because it is essential that any city must be in a position to expand its borders to include urbanizing areas in unincorporated areas on its edge, the city of Knoxville will occasionally supplement its primary growth strategy through a secondary policy of external growth through annexation of urbanized and urbanizing areas.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's legislative intent, property owners requesting annexation into the City of Knoxville must contact the City's Engineering Development Services Division of the Department of Engineering. In all cases, a written letter of request will be required.