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).