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Budget Certificate - Recognition to Local Officials

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State law requires every county, municipality, and utility district in Tennessee to adopt an annual budget. To be effective, a budget should be adopted prior to the beginning of the fiscal year. The budget should also be based on reliable estimates, structurally balanced, provide for cash liquidity, allow for adequate reserves, monitored throughout the year, and amended as necessary. See our Seven Keys to a Fiscally Well-Managed Government.

Local officials that adopt budgets meeting the following specific criteria are awarded an annual certificate from the Comptroller of the Treasury:

  • The budget was adopted on or before the fiscal year end;
  • The budget was filed with our office within 15 days of adoption;
  • No issues of concern were raised during our review of the budget; and
  • The local government is not currently under the oversight of the Water & Wastewater Financing Board or Utility Management Review Board.

Current Certficate Recipients - FY 2020-2021

Bedford County Maury County
Benton County Robertson County
Blount County Scott County
Greene County Sevier County
Hamilton County Union County
Hickman County Washington County
Jefferson County White County
Lawrence County Wilson County
Algood Etowah Pigeon Forge
Ardmore Farragut Piperton
Athens Forest Hills Pittman Center
Auburntown Friendsville Plainview
Baneberry Goodlettsville Powells Crossroads
Bolivar Greenback Pulaski
Brentwood Gruetli-Laager Ridgeside
Byrdstown Guys Ripley
Carthage Hollow Rock Rives
Caryville La Vergne Rockford
Centerville Lakeland Saulsbury
Charleston Lakesite Sevierville
Chattanooga Lawrenceburg Shelbyville
Church Hill Loretto Smyrna
Clarksville Lynnville Soddy-Daisy
Collegedale Madisonville South Pittsburg
Columbia Maryville Sparta
Cookeville Medon Sweetwater
Cornersville Middleton Tazewell
Covington Monteagle Townsend
Cumberland Gap Mount Pleasant Trenton
Dandridge Munford Watauga
Decaturville Newport Westmoreland
Dickson Norris White House
Dover Oak Ridge Winchester
Dresden Paris Winfield
Elizabethton Pegram  
Bean Station Utility District New Canton Utility District
Blount County Fire Protection District New Market Utility District
Castalian Springs-Bethpage Utility District Nolensville-College Grove Utility District
Center Grove-Winchester Springs Utility District North Utility District of Decatur and Benton Counties, Tennessee
Chuckey Utility District North Utility District of Rhea County
Cordell Hull Utility District North West Utility District
Crab Orchard Utility District Northeast Knox Utility District
Cumberland Heights Utility District Northwest Dyersburg Utility District
Cumberland Utility District of Roane and Morgan Counties Oak Ridge Utility District
Cunningham Utility District O'Connor Utility District
DeKalb Utility District Old Knoxville Highway Utility District
Dewhite Utility District Perryville Utility District
East Fork Utility District Persia Utility District
East Montgomery Utility District Pleasant View Utility District
Fall Creek Falls Utility District Poplar Grove Utility District
Gladeville Utility District Powell Valley Utility District
Grandview Utility District Powell-Clinch Utility District
Hampton Utility District Quebeck-Walling Utility District
Harpeth Valley Utility District Reelfoot Lake Regional Utility and Planning District
Hendersonville Utility District Riceville Utility District
Hornbeak Utility District Roane Central Utility District
Horton Highway Utility District Russellville-Whitesburg Utility District
Huntsville Utility District Sewanee Utility District
Jefferson-Cocke Counties Utility District Smith Utility District
Knox-Chapman Utility District South Bristol-Weaver Pike Utility District
Laguardo Utility District South Elizabethton Utility District
Lakeview Utility District West Knox Utility District
Madison Suburban Utility District of Davidson County West Warren-Viola Utility District
Mallory Valley Utility District West Wilson Utility District
Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District White House Utility District