HOMECONTACTCITY HALLCITY EMPLOYMENTONLINE SERVICEBUSINESSRESIDENTSVISITORS
City of KnoxvilleContact Us
Welcome from the Mayor
City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline RogeroWelcome to the City of Knoxville website. We are committed to providing open, transparent government and great city services. If you don't find what you need here, please dial 311 and we will be glad to assist you.
Get to Know the Mayor »
City Government
Mayor's Office »
City Council »
City Departments »
Boards & Commissions »
Public Meetings »
City Projects »
Road Closures »
News
City Program Aims to Help Modest-Income Homeowners »
Event Highlights Successes of City's Commercial Facade Program »
EarthFest Celebration Returns to World's Fair Park »
Community Development Week April 21-27 »
Cumberland Sidewalks, Bus Stop Affected by UT Construction »
Rules and Zones Set for Food Truck Pilot Program »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Concerts on Market Square Start May 1 »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Knoxville Events
Visit Knoxville
Event Calendar »
Special Events Dept.
Calendar [PDF] »
Market Square
Events [PDF] »
Event Highlights Successes of City's Commercial Façade Program
The employees at Gray Hodges, 103 Jessamine St., are happy to talk about the new quarter-million-dollar façades on their four buildings. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, the 65-year-old supplier of cabinetry and kitchen and bath fixtures will be co-hosting an old-fashioned street party and cookout, with live bluegrass music, to celebrate. The ribbon-cutting program is scheduled at noon.
[NEWS RELEASE]

City Program Aims to Help Modest-Income Homeowners
Karen Jackson can't wait to start hosting big Sunday family dinners at the newly remodeled Speedway Circle house where she grew up. It's the special place where her mother raised eight daughters. It was Jackson's home and the family gathering spot for four decades. And it was the source of heartache when her mother inadvertently lost the home, and it then fell into disrepair. But the East Knoxville house has many new chapters of family history waiting to be written, and Jackson credits the City of Knoxville's Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Utility Work to Close One Lane of Cumberland Ave.
Utility work associated with the University Commons project will close one of the two eastbound lanes of a short section of Cumberland Avenue near Metron Center Way. The lane closure will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Thursday, April 24, through Thursday, May 1.
[NEWS RELEASE]
[LIST OF ROAD CLOSURES]

Meeting Offers Ideas for 700 Block of South Gay Streetscapes Plan
700 Block Streetscapes Meeting About 30 people offered their ideas and heard details Tuesday evening about the Streetscapes project to start in May 2015 on the 700 block of South Gay Street. The block has not been upgraded in 20 years, and street medallions and sidewalks are in disrepair. The Streetscapes work will include repairing sidewalks, planting trees, converting the street surface to concrete and rebuilding two medallions at Church and Clinch avenues, plus adding a new medallion at Cumberland Avenue. The project also includes features to enhance sustainability. As one example, permeable pavers will be installed, which - along with good soil being added - will help the new trees to do well.

City Honors Equity Award Winners
Nine Knoxville entities - ranging from an individual developer who's overhauled much of a North Knoxville block to a drywall company that created two dozen jobs with a building renovation project - were honored at Tuesday's annual Equity Awards Breakfast, presented by the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department. Mayor Madeline Rogero, HUD Director of Community Planning and Development Mary Wilson and City Community Development Director Becky Wade congratulated the honorees and touted the commemoration of National Community Development Week, April 21-27.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Homeless Biennial Study Presented
As part of Community Development Week, the Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition presented the Homeless Biennial Study at the L.T. Ross Building today. The study is conducted every two years to provide data and insights on the local homeless population.
[HOMELESS BIENNIAL STUDY - PDF]
[EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF STUDY - PDF]

Rules and Zones Set for Food Truck Pilot Program
After incorporating feedback from a public meeting in March, the City of Knoxville has set rules and zones for a pilot program for mobile food vendors within City limits. The City is now accepting permit applications from food truck operators, and signs will be erected at parking spaces in five downtown zones by Monday, April 21.
[NEWS RELEASE]
[FOOD TRUCK INFO]

Healthy & Quality of Life Survey
The Community Health Council is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to ask for opinions from Knox County residents about health and quality of life in our community with an anonymous online survey. Survey results will help decide how health improvement resources need to be used. Share your thoughts!
[MORE INFO]
[TAKE SURVEY]

City Seeks Comments through April 25 on Annual Action Plan
The City of Knoxville is in the process of developing its 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan for the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014. A draft of the document will be available for public comment beginning on March 26, 2014. The final version is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 15, 2014.
[NEWS RELEASE]
[Información en español - PDF]
[2014-15 Annual Action Plan Draft - PDF]

South Knox Is Open!Henley Bridge is OPEN!
The Henley Bridge is now open with four lanes of traffic and businesses on the south side of the Tennessee River are waiting for you! To find info on your favorite businesses in the Downtown South Business District or Henley Bridge project updates visit
[SOUTHKNOXISOPEN.COM]
[HENLEY BRIDGE PROJECT]

Follow Mayor Rogero on Social Media
Mayor Rogero Twitter PageMayor Rogero Facebook PageBecome a Facebook fan of Mayor Madeline Rogero at facebook.com/MayorRogero or follow the Mayor on Twitter at twitter.com/MayorRogero.

Get Connected
The City of Knoxville has several options available for updates about the city. Become a fan at Facebook, follow on Twitter, view weekly updates on our RSS Feed, Mobile Version and Blogs or watch videos on YouTube.
City of Knoxville RSS News FeedCity of Knoxville Facebook PageCity of Knoxville BlogsCity of Knoxville Mobile VersionCity of Knoxville Twitter PageCity of Knoxville YouTube Page
[FOLLOW THE CITY]
Website Maintenance
The Household Curbside Recycling request application will be down for maintenance from 7:30-7:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 24.

Community Development Week
The City of Knoxville will mark National Community Development Week April 21-27 with a series of events showcasing projects of the City's Department of Community Development and its nonprofit partners across Knoxville. The theme this year is "40 Years of Building Strong Communities," in recognition of the creation in 1974 of federal Community Development Block Grants. The CDBG program was created by Congress under President Gerald Ford through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
[NEWS RELEASE]

EarthFest Celebration Returns to World's Fair Park April 26
EarthFestEarthFest returns to World's Fair Park for its 15th annual celebration of Earth Day. The day-long festival takes place Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. EarthFest is a free, zero-waste event with educational exhibits, a youth area with kids' crafts, food and live entertainment for the entire family, including pets.
[NEWS RELEASE]

Outdoor KnoxFest April 26-27
Outdoor KnoxFestOutdoor KnoxFest is two full days of Urban Adventure for everyone from outdoor enthusiast to those who simply love to get out and play. Adventurers can experience Knoxville from a bicycle seat, stand up paddle board, canoe, trail, climbing wall, slack line and more during Outdoor KnoxFest.
[MORE INFO]

Magnolia Ave. Streetscapes Meeting
Magnolia Ave. Streetscapes Project More than 60 people - City Council members and East Knoxville residents and business leaders - shared ideas on the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes plan during a public forum April 16 at the John T. O' Connor Senior Citizens Center. Participants got a close look at renderings and details on the long-range project, which can be viewed online here. Knoxvillians are invited to look at the proposal and offer their comments through April 30. Officials presented schematic designs for the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes project, based on recommendations outlined in the 2009 MPC Magnolia Avenue Corridor Plan.
[STREETSCAPES PRESENTATION - PDF]
[COMMENT CARD - PDF]

Dogwood Arts Festival
Dogwood Arts FestivalFor more than 50 years, Knoxville has blossomed with the Dogwood Arts Festival, a celebration of the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. Throughout the month of April, this vibrant festival promotes the history and future of the region's arts by featuring an exciting, fresh blend of gardens and trails, music, theater, crafts, film, dance, and culinary, literary and visual arts.

[DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL]

Concerts on Market Square Start May 1
Concerts on the SquareEnjoy free concerts on Market Square from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays during the Market Square Concert Series. There will be no alcohol or food sold on Market Square during the concerts, apart from that available on the patios of surrounding restaurants. But concertgoers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the Square and enjoy the shows.
[MORE INFO]

Market Square Farmers' Market Starts May 3
Visit the Market Square Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on historic Market Square during May thru November. The Market Square Farmers' Market is a open-air farmers' market. Everything is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region.
[MORE INFO]

Celebration of Civil Rights Act Anniversary
Civil Rights Act AnniversaryThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. To commemorate that landmark legislation, and to discuss civil rights progress and challenges in the decades since, the City of Knoxville and partners across East Tennessee will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014. Prosecutors in Birmingham bombing cases will speak April 25 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

[CIVIL RIGHTS ACT ANNIVERSARY EVENTS]

Lunchtime Tunes
WDVX 89.9 FMEnjoy free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.
[VIEW SCHEDULE]

Knoxville Events Coming Soon!
Listed below are just a few events coming soon to Knoxville. To view more events CLICK HERE.
* Apr. 24-25 - Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at TN Theatre
* Apr. 25-May 11 - Monty Python's Spamalot at Clarence Brown Theatre
* Apr. 26 - Kansas at TN Theatre
* Apr. 26 - Dave Barnes at Bijou Theatre
* Apr. 26-27 - Outdoor KnoxFest in Knoxville
* Apr. 27 - Lady Antebellum at TB-Arena
* Apr. 27 - Nickel Creek at TN Theatre
* Apr. 28 - Tennessee Shines at WDVX
More Events

RESIDENTS
Bus Service Downtown Recycling Emergency Preparedness Guide Fire Dept. Household Garbage Collection Knox County Government Greenways Newcomer Info PARC Parks & Recreation Police Dept. Recycling Centers Senior Citizens Streetlight Outage Taxes Traffic Tickets Utilities more...
ONLINE SERVICES
Download Forms, Permits & Apps Brush/Leaf Pickup Schedule Employment Application Knox Co. Online Services Online GIS Mapping Pay Utility Bills Online Search Property Tax Records Pay Property Taxes Online Submit 311 Request State Online Services View RSS News Feed more...
BUSINESS
Beer Permit Bid Opportunities Business License Business Support Delinquent Taxes Demographics Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Minority / Women / Small Business Program Sign & Billboard Permit Taxes Zoning more...
VISITORS
Chilhowee Park Game Day Traffic Greenways History of Knoxville Knoxville Coliseum Knoxville Convention Center Maps Newcomer Info Parks TDOT SmartWay Traffic Cams Things to Do Transportation Visitor's Bureau Knoxville Zoo more...
CITY HALL
Beer Board Boards & Commissions Budget City Council City Court City Departments City Ordinances & Charter Grants Mayor's Office Public Meetings more...
CITY EMPLOYMENT
Application Information Benefits Civil Service Dept. Contacts Current Job Openings Frequently Asked Questions more...
SITE TOOLS:
Add to Favorites
Adobe PDF Reader
Email Page
Font Smaller
Font Normal
Font Larger
Get Directions
Make Home Page
Print Page
RSS/XML Feed
Search A to Z List
Site Map
Traduzca en Español
Translate to More Languages
Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
311. One Number. One Call.
Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
I Want To...
Pay Property Taxes Online
Download Forms/Permits »
Find a Park »
View a Downtown Knoxville Map »
Locate ADA Info & Disability Resources »
Pay Traffic Ticket »
Plans Review & Permits Inquiry »
KnoxPlans »
Search & Pay Property Taxes »
Visit Purchasing Agent Office »
View Operating Budget »
Find Neighborhood Info »
View Site Map »
Search A to Z Listings
More Info
City Job Opportunities
Become a Police Officer »
More Information on Job Opportunities with the City »
updateCopyright © 2013 City of Knoxville     |    Read Our Privacy Policy    |    Email Webmaster
City County Building, 400 Main St, Knoxville, TN 37902    |    Phone: Call 3-1-1