Jefferson City, Tennessee

A great place to live, work, & play!

Welcome to our quaint corner of East Tennessee and the Foothills of the Smokies. Whether you’re here to visit your favorite Carson-Newman University student, to compete in a bass fishing tournament on Cherokee Lake, or just to enjoy life in a small, southern town, we hope you take advantage of all our city has to offer its residents and visitors. The community of Jefferson City, Tennessee, offers a vibrant way of life both personally and professionally for individuals and families!


Founded in 1788, our city has a rich history associated with it. Learn more about how our area became the community it is today.


Learn more about our city’s officials, including our Mayor, City Manager, and various city boards and committees.


Pay your water bill, send an anonymous tip, sign up for our 911 emergency alert notification system, and more.

Changes to Trash Pick Up

Jefferson City has a new partnership with Waste Connections that includes 95-gallon trash cans for all Jefferson City residents. This means there may be some updates to your trash pick up.

Learn more by visiting the Trash & Recycling Area.