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Welcome to
Norris, Tennessee!
- A National Historic City - 

Picture by Keith Haverkamp

The City of Norris has been called a planned community, a model town, a garden city, and even a utopia. To its citizens, however, it is a woodland home, an oasis in the busy world of the surrounding Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Clinton communities.


The City of Norris enjoys all the necessary ingredients for comfortable living:

  • Great City government and City services

  • Tree lined streets and sidewalks

  • Outstanding in-town schools – elementary & middle

  • Full service community library

  • Norris-based community theater

  • Annual July 4th Norris Day celebration with evening fireworks

  • Summer-time free Concerts on the Commons

  • Quaint compact Town Center can boast of…

    • Large open grassy town commons for recreation

    • Large town pavilion for public and private events

    • Open air performance stage

    • Norris Museum

    • Numerous small businesses:  Grocery store, restaurants, post office, dental office, realty office, bank, banquet/catering facility, physical therapy center, beauty salon

  • Areas of Norris outside the town center can further boast of…

    • Churches for many faiths; civic clubs

    • Museum of Appalachia (affiliated with The Smithsonian Institute)

    • Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex

    • TVA labs

    • Numerous small businesses: Ice cream parlor, beauty solons, animal hospital, pharmacy, ethnic restaurants, craft beer brew pub; art/craft center, bed and breakfast, auto repair shops, storage facilities, nursery/florist, general store, senior living center, nursing home, music/clogging studio, tobacco shop, liquor store, light industry, physician offices, dentists, ophthalmologist, auction company.

Local recreation opportunities abound. Our 2,400 acre Norris Municipal Watershed which abuts the town border offers numerous trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The Clinch River offers great trout fishing, and nearby Norris Lake offers a variety of fishing, boating and water sports activities. Norris Dam State Park encompasses over 4,000 acres of wooded landscape and abuts both sides of Norris Lake.


Explore our website for more detailed information on all of the above.


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NWC Communiques to Norris Residents regarding TDEC Sewerage Violations

Ordinance 624 (Short Term Rentals) - Approved Copy from First Reading

DRAFT COPY of City of Norris Personnel Policy



20 Chestnut Drive, Norris

Archives Committee:
     No Meeting

Planning Commission:
     6:00 pm, Monday, May 2

Board of Zoning Appeals:
     No Meeting

Norris City Court:
     No Court this month

Norris City Council Special Called
     6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 4

Norris Water Commission:
     4:00 pm, Monday, May 9

Personnel Policy Review:
     6:00 pm, Monday, May 9

Norris City Council:
     7:00 pm, Monday, May 9

Norris Little Theatre:
     7:00 pm, Monday, May 16

Animal Shelter Comm:
     7:00 pm, Monday, May 16

Norris Recreation Committee:
     7:00 pm,Tuesday, May 17

Norris Watershed:
     5:00 pm, Thursday, May 26

Community Development Board:
     6:00 pm, Thursday, May 26

Norris Tree Commission:
     5:30 pm, Monday, May 23


Water Commission Weekly Workshops
     Every Wednesday at 12 Noon

Public Hearings and Special Called Meeting

Ordinance 625 Adoption of Criminal Trespass Statute
     Second Reading May 4, 2022

Ordinance 626 Adoption of State Traffic Offenses and Rules of the Road
     Second Reading May 4, 2022

Ordinance 628 BZA Membership Change
     Second Reading May 4, 2022

TDEC Directors Order 90 Day Letter Review
     May 4, 2022

City Manager’s Role supporting Water Commission
     May 4, 2022
 • Budget Workshop
     May 13, 2022  6p
  • Budget Workshop
     May 20, 2022  6p 

VACANCIES – Submit letters of interest to the Mayor and City Manager

Water Commission

➢ Planning Commission

➢ Recreation Commission

➢ Archives Committee

➢ Community Development Board

➢ Tree Commission

➢ Little Theatre Board

Scott Hackler
Norris City Manager
R3 5-16-22


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