City of Etowah                            

A City on the right track


Welcome to The City of Etowah!

We hope you will find useful information here that will assist you in making your
decision to visit, relocate or do business in the City of Etowah, Tennessee - the
Gateway to the Cherokee National Forest.

Etowah is located in East Tennessee on Highway 411 approximately 53 miles
south of Knoxville, 55 miles north Chattanooga and just 15 miles east/southeast
of Interstate 75. Etowah is also at the intersection of State Highway 30 and Highway 411.

Our goal is to make Etowah city government accessible and useful for our current
and prospective citizens. Whether you’ve lived in Etowah, Tennessee your entire life,
or are considering making your future home in Etowah, you will be able to find useful
information about Etowah city government and the surrounding area. Our goal and
pleasure is to serve the fine citizens of beautiful Etowah.

Special Notice

There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Etowah Design Review Commission on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chamber at City Hall, 723 Ohio Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to review an application to repair/replace the roof of the Etowah Carnegie Library. This meeting is open to the public.

Special Notice

The City of Etowah will be making the section of Lawrence Street from Lewis Court to Cooper Street a One-Way street. This change will have all traffic on Lawrence street traveling north from Lewis Court to Cooper Street towards Fred’s and will become effective November 16, 2015. If you have questions or concerns please call the Public Works Department at 263-7031.

 Special Notice

In January 2015 the Etowah City Commission voted to approve Ordinance 765, thus creating the Etowah Design Review Commission. This new Commission is tasked to enforce a set of criteria called the Design Guidelines of the Heritage District of Historic Etowah. These Guidelines regulate All construction and improvements related to the exterior surfaces of buildings located within the Heritage District as described in the Guidelines. Click this link to download the Design Guidelines. CLICK HERE

An application for a Certificate of Design Compliance must be submitted before any Building Permits are issued, and any construction, renovation or demolition work may be performed to buildings in the Heritage District (Roughly the Downtown area - consult the map in the Guidelines). The application can be found after page 22 of the Guidelines, or, you may contact the Department of Community Development at: to receive a copy by email.