How to File Rules and Notices

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. 


1. Download and fill out the appropriate form then print copies of rules or 3 copies of hearing notices. Attach an additional redlined copy of rule amendments per T.C.A. § 4-5-226. Copies of the entire rule chapter are no longer necessary. For more information, go to 1360-01-02 Filing Rules.

Note: Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-229, any new fee or fee increase promulgated by state agency rule shall take effect on July 1, following the expiration of the ninety (90) day period as provided in § 4-5-207. This section shall not apply to rules that implement new fees or fee increases that are promulgated as emergency rules pursuant to § 4-5-208(a) and to subsequent rules that make permanent such emergency rules, as amended during the rulemaking process. In addition, this section shall not apply to state agencies that did not, during the preceding two (2) fiscal years, collect fees in an amount sufficient to pay the cost of operating the board, commission or entity in accordance with § 4-29-121(b).

2. Get the appropriate signatures on all copies, then submit to the Attorney General’s Office for review.

Once a signed copy is returned from the Attorney General's office, submit all copies and a digital file on CD to:

Department of State, Division of Publications, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 8th Floor William Snodgrass Tennessee Tower

4. A signed copy will be returned to your agency.
5. Upon receipt and acceptance of the filing, the Division of Publications will determine the effective date.