Part 1 County Zoning 13-7-101 – 13-7-119
Part 2 Municipal Zoning 13-7-201 – 13-7-212
Part 3 Municipal Zoning Outside Boundaries 13-7-301 – 13-7-306
Part 4 Historic Zoning 13-7-401 – 13-7-410
Part 5 Temporary Family Healthcare Structures 13-7-501 – 13-7-505
Part 6 Short-Term Rental Unit Act 13-7-601 – 13-7-606

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 13 > Chapter 7 - Zoning

  • Advisory council: means the Tennessee trauma care advisory council, formerly known as the trauma task force. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
  • Aerial passenger tramways: means recreational transportation of passengers on devices that are usually referred to by the following names:

    1. Reversible Aerial Tramways. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
    2. Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
    3. Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
    4. Agent: means a person:

      1. Authorized to act for and on behalf of the landlord for the acceptance of service of process and for receipt of notices and demands or who becomes an agent pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
      2. Agriculture: means :
        1. The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        2. Airblast: means a pressure wave from a blast traveling through the atmosphere. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
        3. Allegation: something that someone says happened.
        4. Alteration: means any change or addition to the equipment other than ordinary repairs or replacement. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
        5. Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
        6. Amusement device: includes , but is not limited to, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, glasshouses, and walk-through dark houses. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
        7. Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
        8. Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
        9. Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
        10. Assembly: means a gathering of five thousand (5,000) or more people that is conducted or can reasonably be expected to be conducted for eighteen (18) or more hours continuously, whether on public or private property. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
        11. Assets: means property, tangible or intangible, real or personal, belonging to or due an inmate or former inmate, including income or payments to the inmate from social security, workers' compensation, veteran's compensation, pension benefits, previously earned salary or wages, bonuses, annuities, retirement benefits, insurance benefits or from any other source whatsoever, but does not include any of the following:

          1. The homestead of the inmate. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
          2. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
          3. ATF: means the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives of the United States department of justice. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          4. Blast hole: means a hole drilled in rock or other material for the placement of explosives. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          5. Blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate explosives in blasting operations. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          6. Blasting operation: means the use of explosives in the blasting of stone, rock, ore or any other natural formation, or in any construction or demolition work. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          7. Board: means the board of parole. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
          8. Board: means the elevator and amusement device safety board, created in §. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          9. Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          10. Chair: means the chair of the board of parole. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
          11. Charge: means a quantity of explosives that is to be detonated within a segregated position in the blast design. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          12. Child: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
          13. Claim: means any lawsuit or appeal filed by an inmate except a petition for post-conviction relief. See Tennessee Code 41-21-801
          14. Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          15. Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          16. Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-21-801
          17. Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
          18. Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
          19. Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-41-101
          20. Commissioner: means the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
          21. Commissioner: means commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          22. Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
          23. Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
          24. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
          25. Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
          26. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
          27. Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
          28. Coordinator: means the person designated by the commissioner pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
          29. Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
          30. Corporation: means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          31. Cost of care: means the cost to the department of correction for providing transportation, room, board, clothing, security, medical and other normal living expenses of inmates under the jurisdiction of the department, as determined by the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
          32. County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          33. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
          34. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
          35. Delay: means a period of time until detonation after application of energy to the ignition system. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          36. Delay period: means a time separation of eight (8) milliseconds or greater between detonation of charges. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          37. Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          38. Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-21-801
          39. Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
          40. Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
          41. Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-41-101
          42. Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
          43. Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          44. Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
          45. Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
          46. Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
          47. Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
          48. Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
          49. Distance: means the actual distance in feet along ground contour to the nearest dwelling house, public building, school, church, commercial or institutional building normally occupied. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          50. Dumbwaiter: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, the floor area of which does not exceed nine square feet (9 sq. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          51. Elevator: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction and that serves two (2) or more floors of a building. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          52. Enterprise: means the manufacturing, processing, assembling, commercial, service and agricultural operations to be carried on with or otherwise using the facilities of the project. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          53. Equipment: includes , but is not limited to, motor vehicles, industrial machinery, agricultural machinery, office machinery, electronic equipment and computer equipment. See Tennessee Code 41-22-402
          54. Escalator: means a moving inclined continuous stairway or runway used for raising or lowering passengers. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          55. Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
          56. Explosives: means any chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion, or that contains oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in such proportion or quantities that ignition by detonation may produce an explosion, capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          57. Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
          58. Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
          59. Freight elevator: means an elevator used primarily for carrying freight and on which only the operator and the persons necessary for loading and unloading are permitted to ride. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          60. Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
          61. Generally applicable local law: means an ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule, or other requirement of any type other than zoning enacted, maintained, or enforced by a local governing body that applies to all property or use of all property and does not apply only to property used as a short-term rental unit. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
          62. Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
          63. Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          64. Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
          65. Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
          66. Handler: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to accept custody and possession of explosives in blasting operations. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          67. Hemophilia: means a bleeding tendency resulting from a genetically determined deficiency factor in the blood. See Tennessee Code 68-41-101
          68. Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          69. Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way when any part thereto is open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
          70. In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
          71. Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
          72. Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
          73. Inmate: means a person housed in a facility operated by the department, housed in a county jail or housed in a correctional facility operated by a private corporation pursuant to a contract with the state or local government. See Tennessee Code 41-21-801
          74. Inmate: means any person who is confined in a correctional facility under the jurisdiction of the department. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
          75. Institution: means an institution of the department. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
          76. Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
          77. Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways that join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the areas within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
          78. Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
          79. Landlord: means lessor, one under whom another holds premises as a tenant or lessee. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
          80. Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          81. Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
          82. Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
          83. Letter of denial: means a written notification from the ATF indicating that an individual is not approved to possess, use, manufacture, distribute, transport, or direct the use or management of explosives. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          84. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
          85. Limited blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate not more than five (5) pounds of explosives per blast. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          86. Local governing body: means the legislative body of a city, municipality, county, or other political subdivision of this state that has authority to enact a zoning ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule, or other requirement of any type regarding land use in its jurisdiction. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
          87. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          88. Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          89. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
          90. Moving walks: means a moving runway for transporting passengers, where the passenger transporting surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          91. Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          92. Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          93. Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
          94. Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
          95. Operator: means a person or the agent of a person who owns or controls, or has the duty to control, the operation of an amusement device or related electrical equipment. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          96. Organized camp: means any area, place, parcel, or tract of land on which facilities are established or maintained to provide an outdoor group-living experience for children or adults, or where one (1) or more permanent or semipermanent structures are established or maintained as living or sleeping quarters for children or adults, and operated for educational, social, recreational, religious instruction or activity, physical education or health, or vacation purposes either gratuitously or for compensation. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
          97. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
          98. Owner: means a person that owns, leases, controls or manages the operations of an amusement device and may include the state or any political subdivision of the state. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          99. Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
          100. Passenger: means any person, while being transported or conveyed by a passenger tramway, or while waiting in the immediate vicinity for such transportation or conveyance, or while moving away from the disembarkation or unloading point of a passenger tramway to clear the way for the passengers following, or while in the act of boarding or embarking upon or disembarking from, a passenger tramway. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
          101. Passenger elevator: means an elevator that is used to carry persons other than the operator and persons necessary for loading and unloading. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
          102. Passenger tramway: means those devices described in American National Standards Institute Code §. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
          103. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          104. Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, copartnership, association, firm, trust, estate or other entity whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
          105. Person: means any and all persons, including any:

            1. Individual, firm, or association. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
            2. Person: includes any individual, natural human being, partnership, corporation, firm, company, association, society, or group. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
            3. Personal property: All property that is not real property.
            4. Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            5. Personal representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            6. Physician: means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice such physician's profession in Tennessee or the state in which such physician resides and lawfully practices such physician's profession. See Tennessee Code 68-34-102
            7. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
            8. Pollution: means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substances, including noise, in any air or water of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee affecting the physical, chemical or biological properties of any air or waters of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee in a manner and to an extent that renders or is likely to render such air or waters inimical or harmful to the public health, safety or welfare, or to animal, bird or aquatic life, or to the use of such air or waters for domestic, industrial, agricultural or recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
            9. Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
            10. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
            11. program: means the method of providing financial assistance and incentive to counties for the purposes provided in this chapter, through increased subsidies, grants or loans. See Tennessee Code 41-8-103
            12. Prohibit: means to forbid or ban the operation of short-term rental units, either permanently or temporarily, within a local governing body's jurisdiction, portion of the local governing body's jurisdiction, or a portion of an owner's property. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
            13. Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in:

              1. Any land and building, including office building, any facility or other improvement on the land, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, that shall be suitable for the following or by any combination of two (2) or more thereof:

                not less than  nor more than

                14,940 15,000

                49,400 49,500

                56,000 56,100

                74,500 74,600

                85,725 85,825

                477,000 500,000

                1. Any industry for the manufacturing, processing or assembling of any agricultural, mining, or manufactured products. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                2. Property: means a tract of land as recorded with the register of deeds office of the county where the property is located. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                3. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                4. Provider: means any person engaged in renting a short-term rental unit and includes an owner of a residential unit that is made available through a vacation lodging service as that term is defined in §. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                5. Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                6. Public health officer: means the director of a city, county, or district health department having jurisdiction over the community health in a specific area, or the officer's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
                7. Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                8. Qualified inspector: means any person who is:

                  1. Found by the commissioner to possess the requisite training and experience in respect to amusement devices to perform competently the inspections required by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                  2. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                  3. Raw materials: includes , but is not limited to, materials used in the production of goods and services produced or sold by TRICOR. See Tennessee Code 41-22-402
                  4. Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
                  5. real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  6. Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  7. Region: means a probation region of the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
                  8. Related electrical equipment: means any electrical apparatus or wiring used in connection with amusement devices. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                  9. Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
                  10. Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
                  11. Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  12. Residential dwelling: means a cabin, house, or structure used or designed to be used as an abode or home of a person, family, or household, and includes a single-family dwelling, a portion of a single-family dwelling, or an individual residential dwelling in a multi-dwelling building, such as an apartment building, condominium, cooperative, or timeshare. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                  13. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                  14. Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  15. Roadway: means that portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
                  16. Safety rules: means the rules and regulations governing rider conduct on an amusement device pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                  17. Scaled distance: means the actual distance in feet divided by the square root of the maximum charge weight per delay period, in pounds. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                  18. Serious incident: means any single incident where any person or persons are immediately transported to a licensed off-site medical care facility for treatment of an injury as a result of being on, or the operation of, the amusement device. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                  19. Serious physical injury: means a patron's personal injury immediately reported to the owner or operator as occurring on an amusement device and that results in death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or other significant injury that requires immediate in-patient admission and twenty-four-hour hospitalization under the care of a licensed physician for other than medical observation. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                  20. Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                  21. Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
                  22. signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  23. Ski area: means all the ski slopes and ski trails and passenger tramways administered or operated as a single enterprise within this state. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                  24. Ski area operator: means a person or organization having operational responsibility for any ski area, including an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                  25. Skier: means any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, Nordic, freestyle or other types of ski jumping and who is using skis, a sled, a tube or a snowboard. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                  26. State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
                  27. State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  28. State correctional facility: means a facility or institution that houses an inmate population under the jurisdiction of the department. See Tennessee Code 41-21-902
                  29. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                  30. Tanning device: means any equipment that emits radiation used for tanning of the skin, such as a sun lamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed, and includes any accompanying equipment, such as protective eyewear, timers and handrails. See Tennessee Code 68-117-102
                  31. Tanning facility: means any place where a tanning device is used for a fee, membership dues, or any other compensation. See Tennessee Code 68-117-102
                  32. TCRB: means the Tennessee community resource board. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
                  33. Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
                  34. Tenant: means one who occupies as a residence the premises of another in subordination to that other person's title and with such other person's assent, express or implied, and whose rental payments do not exceed two hundred dollars ($200) per week or the monetary equivalent, for any period of payment other than weekly. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
                  35. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                  36. Third party complainant: means a health care provider or public employee who, in the regular performance of the health care provider's or public employee's duties, has been inside a premises occupied by a tenant. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
                  37. Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
                  38. Transferred: means :

                    1. An interest in real estate was conveyed on or after May 17, 2018. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                    2. Trauma center: means any Level I, Level II, Level III or Level IV institution licensed by the department pursuant to chapter 11, part 2 of this title. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
                    3. Trauma patient: means a patient who is on the state trauma registry or the National Trauma Registry of the American College of Surgeons. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
                    4. Trauma service codes: means a subset of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, or the most relevant versions of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) required by the centers for medicare and medicaid services, for coding hospital discharges designated as trauma service codes by the American College of Surgeons committee on trauma. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
                    5. Trauma system: means :

                      1. All designated Level I, II, III, IV trauma centers. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
                      2. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                      3. TRICOR: means the Tennessee rehabilitative initiative in correction, the inmate program that provides:

                        1. Manufacturing, business services or agricultural jobs for inmates, or any combination of those jobs. See Tennessee Code 41-22-402
                        2. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                        3. Uncompensated care: means either:

                          1. Care provided by a facility defined as part of the trauma system to a trauma patient who:
                            1. Has no medical insurance, including Medicare Part B coverage. See Tennessee Code 68-59-102
                            2. unit: means a residential dwelling that is rented wholly or partially for a fee for a period of less than thirty (30) continuous days and does not include a hotel as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                            3. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            4. Used as a short-term rental unit: means the property was held out to the public for use as a short-term rental unit, and:

                              1. For property that began being held out to the public for use as a short-term rental unit within the jurisdiction of a local governing body that required a permit to be issued or an application to be approved pursuant to an ordinance specifically governing short-term rental units prior to using the property as a short-term rental unit, a permit was issued or an application was approved by the local governing body for the property. See Tennessee Code 13-7-602
                              2. Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                              3. Volunteer: means any person who, after fulfilling appropriate policy requirements, is assigned to a volunteer job and provides a service without pay from the department or board except for compensation for those expenses incurred directly as the result of volunteer services as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 41-10-101
                              4. Weight: means the maximum weight of explosive, in pounds. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                              5. Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                              6. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              7. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105