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City of Knoxville Proclamation / Certificate Policy

The City of Knoxville will issue a proclamation or certificate at its discretion and will have final approval of the contents.

All proclamation/certificate requests must be directed to the Mayor's office for approval at least 7 days prior to the proposed date for the proclamation/certificate. 

Proclamations will not be issued for: 

* An event not taking place in Knox County
* Deceased persons, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, or family reunions
* Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes or business anniversaries of less than 50 years

You will be notified whether your request has been approved or denied. The Mayor will make the final decision on whether a proclamation/certificate is issued. 

How to request a Proclamation or Certificate:

Click here to make a request online. Complete the form by filling all of the fields and then press SUBMIT. 

Click here to download a request form that can be printed and filled out by hand. Print the form, fill it out and mail it to: 

City of Knoxville
Mayor's Office
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

Or you can print the form, fill it out and fax it to: 865-215-2085. 

If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call 865-215-2040.