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Information to help you relocate to Tellico Plains

Information to help you relocate to Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains Tennessee Community Data Sheet
(government services, tax structure, population, community facilities, etc.) Download PDF file

Building Permit - Required by the Town (if within Town limits) and Monroe County (if value is greater than $3000 OR if electricity is to be installed).

  • Town of Tellico Plains - $5 (or $35 if in a flood plain). Pay at City Hall.
  • Monroe County - $.05 per square foot of living space (or flat fee of $10 if within the Town limits and you present the Town Building Permit).
    Pay downstairs at the Courthouse Annex, Madisonville.
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Water - Inside Town limits water/sewer/garbage pickup is provided and billed monthly on a single statement.
Outside Town limits only water is available in some close-by locations. These services are not available from Monroe County and must be provided by private contractors where needed.
Town fees (pay at City Hall): Existing service - $50 nonrefundable connection fee.
New construction - (Fill out no-cost application at City Hall to determine availability of services to your location.)
Inside Town limits: $750 meter tap fee for water and $750 sewer connection fee.
Outside Town limits: $1000 meter tap fee for water only. See City Hall info below

Sewer - (See Water section above for Town services inside Town limits) Outside Town limits you will need to provide your own septic system. Contact the Environmental Division of the Monroe County Health Department (in the office 8-9 AM, then out in the field the rest of the day). Here’s how it works: When you’re ready for construction, fill out the application at the Courthouse Annex and pay the $250 fee. Within 5-10 working days the Environmentalist will visit the site and may require a soil evaluation (may be another $200 fee for soil testing, mapping, etc.). When the Environmentalist is satisfied, he/she will issue a permit describing the required system. You must obtain a licensed installer to construct the system according to the Permit and notify the Environmentalist when work is completed. The Environmentalist will inspect and issue a Certificate of Completion. For new construction, the electrical inspector must have a copy of the Cert. of Completion before he will allow the final elect. turn-on (State Law).

Telephone - Provided by TDS Telecom for Voice, Internet, and Satellite for Residential and Business Service

Electricity - Provided by Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) throughout most of Monroe County. An initial fee of $5 for cooperative membership will be collected when you sign up for service. Electric Permits are required for temporary, rough-in, final, and HVAC inspections. Permit fees are based on the required service amperage: 0-200 will cost $32, 201-400 $45, and 401-600 $55 for each inspection. The Permits may be purchased locally at Yates Home Store and Tallent Hardware, as well as Wholesale Supply and Sloan Center in Madisonville and at Fort Loudoun Electric's office in Vonore. The Permits must be purchased in person by either the owner or a licensed contractor for the owner. Temporary power poles must be built to FLEC specifications as they are no longer provided by FLEC. Copies of FLEC specifications can be found at

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative
116 Tellico Port Rd.
PO Box 1030
Vonore, TN 37885

Garbage Collection - See Water section above for Town services inside Town limits
Outside of Town limits you will need to hire a private contractor to collect garbage, or carry it yourself to one of the free collection centers (see below).

Monroe County Convenience (garbage) Centers, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-12noon – No cost to residents

Tellico Plains Convenience Center
8825 Highway 68
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Phone (423)253-2600
Recyclables: Newspaper, Cardboard, #1 and #2 Plastic, Steel Cans, Aluminum Cans, Glass, Metal

Madisonville Convenience Center
288 Industrial Park Road
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone (423)442-7026
Recyclables: Newspaper, Cardboard, #1 & #2 Plastic, Steel Cans, Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Cans, Glass, Clothing,

Little Notchey Creek Conv. Center
570 Little Notchey Road
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone (423) 442-9962
Recyclables: Tires, Appliances

Vonore Transfer Station, Mon-Fri7am-4pm, Sat 8am-12noon
Niles Ferry Industrial Park
Tellico Port Road
Vonore, TN 37885 (423) 884-6788
Recyclables: Newspaper, Cardboard, #1 & #2 Plastic, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans

Fire Department
Emergency: 911

Tellico Plains Phone (423) 253-2525
The city is served by an all-volunteer fire department. The fire station is located at 136 Bank Street.

Forest Fire Report - Ranger Station: (423) 253-2520

Tellico Plains Phone (423) 253-2525
Coker Creek Fire Phone (423) 261-2424
Conasauga Valley Fire Phone (423) 253-2123
Rafter Volunteer Fire Dept (423) 253-2223
Mt Vernon Fire Dept (423) 253-3032

For a Burn Permit, call the Fire Tower at 442-7401

Tellico Plains Police
405 Veterans Memorial Drive
Emergency: 911
Police: (423) 253-2030
More Police Dept. Info
Monroe County Sheriff
Hickory Street, Madisonville TN
Phone (423) 442-3911

Town of Tellico Plains
405 Veterans Memorial Drive
Phone: (423) 253-2333

Open M-F, 8am-5pm

City Hall & Police Department (pictured to the right)
The town is governed by a Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The town holds an election for all seats every two years. Town meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Community Center on Bank Street.
More Town Info

(Community Center is pictured below)

City Hall in Tellico Plains TN
Community Center in Tellico Plains TN
Playground in Tellico Plains TN
Tellico Plains Airport (85TN)
Airport Road, Tellico Plains
(pictured to the right) Airport Map

Monroe County Airport (KMNV)
One asphalt paved runway (5/23), 3501 x 75 ft.; elevation 1031 ft.
Unicom 123.0, Fuel 100LL
Old Highway 68, Madisonville TN
FBO Phone (423) 442-4506

Airport Tellico Plains TN
Tellico Plains Post Office
171 Bank St.
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Phone: (423) 253-2218

The Advocate & Democrat

Tennis Courts Tellico Plains TN
Tellico Plains Public Library
209 Cherohala Skyway (Hwy 165)
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Phone: 253-7388
Monday - Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10am to 5:pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Tellico Plains Public Library
Books, magazines, audio books and DVDs, free unsecured access to the internet 24/7, information on the area, faxing, scanning, laminating, printing, library cards for long-term visitors, free access to the internet via the library's public computers, a "garden" with picnic tables for laptop users and visitors.

Monroe County Health Dept.
New Highway 68, Madisonville TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-3993
Dental Clinic
Phone (423) 442-8828
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Women's Wellness & Maternity Center
A non-profit healthcare and educational facility to promote wellness and improve health of area women, mothers, babies, and families.
3459 New Highway 68, Madisonville TN 37354
Phone (423) 442-6624
Monroe County Government Offices
Monroe County Courthouse & J.P. Kennedy Annex
105 College St., Madisonville TN

Monroe County Government info:

Voter Registration
Monroe County Residents
Monroe County Election Commission
538 Monroe St., Madisonville TN
Phone (423) 442-2461
Monroe County Vehicle Registration
103 College St., Madisonville TN
Phone (423) 442-5948
TN Drivers License
Athens TN
Phone (423) 744-2812
Monroe County Tourism
Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA)
Madisonville TN
Phone (423) 442-3210

Monroe County Tennessee Chamber of Commerce - Business development, community service programs, business directory, relocation and area information.

Monroe County Board of Education
Superintendent of Schools 205 Oak Grove Rd., Madisonville (423) 442-2373
Tellico Elementary School (K-4), 121 Old High School Rd. , Tellico Plains (423) 253- 2626
Tellico Junior High School (5-8), 120 Old High School Rd., Tellico Plains (423) 253-2250
Tellico High School (9-12), 9180 New Hwy 68, Tellico Plains (423) 253-2530
Rural Vale Elementary School (K-8), 395 Daugherty Springs Rd., Tellico Plains TN (423) 253-3551
Coker Creek Elementary School (K-8), 130 Ruritan Rd., Coker Creek TN (423) 261-2241

Hiwassee College is a small, liberal arts college set on 400 acres, and offers programs of study which encourage students to take an active role in constructing their course of study. Founded in 1849 and associated with the United Methodist Church, Hiwassee is a liberal arts, residential institution of higher education, providing quality education for all students in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual pursuit, spiritual growth, and social and personal responsibility.
Dental Hygiene Clinic Info

Monroe County Animal Shelter
170 Kefauver Lane, Madisonville TN
Phone (423) 442-1015
- Tues-Fri 10am-5pm,
- Sat 9am-1pm

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