Rules and Regulations

Important Update Regarding Filings

The Department of State has filed emergency rules that allow for electronic submission of signed rule filings, notices of rulemaking hearings, withdrawals, and stays. According to the rules 1360-01-01, 1360-01-02, and 1360-01-03, we will now accept three (3) original forms documents with original signatures in hard copy or a single PDF copy of the signed original form. Signatures may be affixed electronically. Notarization or certification of signatures is no longer required. Electronic filings should be emailed to publications.information@tn.gov. We still require a Word document of the forms, and the Word document must be transmitted by email to the same email address as above.

These changes take effect immediately. To view the emergency rule, go to https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules_filings/03-12-20.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Publications at 615-741-2650 or publications.information@tn.gov.

As provided by T.C.A. Title 4 Chapter 5, the rules and regulations are the current and official rules and regulations presented as the official compilation-Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee and are inclusive of all amendments, repeals, and/or deletions. 

Effective Rules

The Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee.
List of recently effective Rules and Regulations by month.
List of recently effective Rules and Regulations.

Resources

List of pending Rules and Regulations.
Rulemaking Hearings are official notice for a rulemaking hearing. Notices of rulemaking hearing are posted to the web site to give official notice for the time, date, and location of a hearing. The text of proposed rules being considered at the hearing is included in the notice.
Emergency Rules are rules promulgated due to an immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare. These rules are effective immediately on the date of filing and remain in effect thereafter for up to 180 days.
The Tennessee Administrative Web site is a register of filings pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and is an official publication compiled and published electronically by the Secretary of State pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 Chapter 5.
The Tennessee Administrative Web site is a register of filings pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and is an official publication compiled and published electronically by the Secretary of State pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 Chapter 5.
The Tennessee Administrative Web site is a register of filings pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and is an official publication compiled and published electronically by the Secretary of State pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 Chapter 5.
A searchable list of archived rule filings.
A searchable list of archived rulemaking hearing notices.
List of Tenncare Rules and Filings
Wildlife Proclamations contain seasons, creel, size and bag limits, and areas open to hunting and/or fishing. They also establish wildlife and/or public hunting areas and declare the manner and means of taking.

Tutorials

Instructions for filing rules and notices.
Eight pages of guidelines for rule formatting and filing.