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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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Norris Job Vacancy: Small System Plant Operator I/Utility Service Worker

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, June 6
• Board of Zoning Appeals: 5:00 pm
     Monday, June 6
• Norris City Court: 6:00 pm
     Tuesday, June 7
• Personnel Policy Review: 6:30 pm
     Monday, June 13
• Norris City Council: 7:00 pm
     Monday, June 13
• Norris Water Commission: 5:00 pm
     Monday, June 20
• Norris Little Theatre: 7:00 pm
     Monday, June 20
• Animal Shelter Comm: 7:00 pm
     Monday, June 20
• Norris Recreation Committee: 7:00 pm
     Tuesday, June 21
• Norris Watershed: 5:00 pm
     Thursday, June 16
• Community Development Board: 6:00 pm
     Thursday, June 30
• Norris Tree Commission: 5:30 pm
     Monday, June 27
• Water Commission Weekly Workshops
     Every Wednesday at 12 Noon
Public Hearings and Special Called Meeting
• Water Commission Special Called Meeting – Budget – Wednesday June 8 at 12:00noon
• Ordinance 627 Site Plan Change – Monday, June 13 at 6:15pm
• Ordinance 629 Recycle Refuse Rates – Monday, June 13 at 6:15pm
• Budget Ordinance Public Hearing – Friday, June 24 at 6:00pm
• Budget Ordinance 2nd Reading Special Called Meeting – Monday, June 27 at 7:00pm

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

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