About the Government

The City of Piperton was incorporated in 1974, and operates under the general law City Manager-Commission form of government codified at Tennessee Code Ann. § 6-18-101, et seq.

Governing Body

Piperton's governing body consists of 4 commissioners and a mayor, all popularly elected and serving 4-year terms that are staggered with elections for 2 or 3 commissioners every 2 years. Piperton city elections are held in November, coinciding with the General Election date.

City Manager

Piperton's Board of Mayor and Commissioners appoints a City Manager to serve as the administrative head of the city government under its direction and supervision. The City Manager appoints all city department managers and other municipal employees, and is responsible for implementing the policies enacted by the Board of Mayor and Commissioners.

Department Staffing

  • The city's Administrative Office is staffed by the City Manager, City Recorder, and Finance Director.
  • The city's Building and Codes Department is staffed by a full-time Director, a part-time code enforcer, and one Clerk.
  • The city's Public Work's Department is served by a full-time Director along with appropriate staffing.
  • The Piperton Fire Department is staffed by 6 full-time and approximately 30 volunteer firemen, EMTs, and First Responders, serving the City of Piperton and surrounding area of District 3 in Fayette County, covering a combined area of approximately 27 square miles.
  • The Piperton Police Department is served 24 hours a day by 9 certified and sworn police officers. The department proudly maintains a strong partnership with the community, supporting officers as they provide timely and professional services to each resident of Piperton.
  • The city's Municipal Court is staffed by 2 Court Clerks, a part-time City Judge, and a part-time City Prosecutor.
  • Citizens of Piperton volunteer time to the Planning Commission, Industrial Development Board, and Board of Zoning Appeals.