The County Legislative Body

There are no special qualifications to become a county commissioner other than to meet the state's requirements for holding office.. However, a person must comply with the qualifications, explained under the General-County Offices tab, for holding office in this state.

  • County commissioners must live in the district they represent.  
  • County employees may hold office as a commissioner.
  • A commissioner may not hold any other elected office in the county.
  • A commission may not hold a position appointed by the county legislative body that is required by the Tennessee Constitution.
  • A commissioner must take the constitutional oath and the oath of office (the fidelity oath).