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

  • Acquiring entity: means the person who gains ownership or control of a public benefit hospital entity as a result of a public benefit hospital conveyance transaction. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
  • Agricultural products: includes horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products. See Tennessee Code 43-16-103
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • 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
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 43-16-103
    • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
    • Board: means the Tennessee soybean promotion board established by §. See Tennessee Code 43-20-203
    • Calendar quarter: means any one (1) of the following time periods during a given year: January 1 through March 31, April 1 through June 30, July 1 through September 30, or October 1 through December 31. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 43-20-203
    • Committee: means the local government planning advisory committee established by §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
    • 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.
    • Community fair: means a fair serving an area of less than an entire county, at which are exhibited, in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner of agriculture, with cash premiums being paid to the exhibitors thereof, agricultural products produced in the area served. See Tennessee Code 43-21-104
    • Community garden: means a piece of real property, either on vacant public land or on private land, cultivated by residents of a neighborhood or community, or members of a homeowners or condominium owners association for the purpose of providing the following for the use of residents of the neighborhood or community, or members of the homeowners or condominium owners association:

      • (A) Vegetables, nuts, herbs, fruit, or flowers, whether by means of cultivating annual, biennial or perennial plants, or trees. See Tennessee Code 43-24-102

      • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
      • Council: means the joint economic and community development council established by §. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
      • County: means the county in which any such city or territory to be incorporated under chapters 30-36 of this title is located, or in which the major portion of the population of any such city or territory to be incorporated is located as indicated by the last federal census. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
      • County fair: means a fair serving an entire county. See Tennessee Code 43-21-104
      • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Court: includes every court and judge having jurisdiction in the case. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 43-20-203
      • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the charter or bylaws or elected or appointed by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons elected or appointed to act as members of the board, irrespective of the names or titles by which such persons are described. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
      • District fair: means a fair serving at least five (5) counties but less than an entire grand division of the state and paying not less than a minimum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) in cash premiums. See Tennessee Code 43-21-104
      • Division fair: means a fair serving a major region of the state and paying more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in premiums. See Tennessee Code 43-21-104
      • Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
      • Farm: means the land, buildings, and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 43-26-102
      • farm products: means forage and sod crops. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
      • 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.
      • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
      • General services district: means a service district within a metropolitan government whose geographical limits are coextensive with the total area in which the government functions. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
      • 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
      • Governing body: means the board of governors in the case of a board-managed LLC, the members in the case of a member-managed LLC, and the board of directors in the case of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
      • Grand-mentoring: means collaborative projects between persons sixty (60) years of age or older and students in kindergarten through twelfth (K-12) grade. See Tennessee Code 43-24-102
      • 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.
      • 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
      • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
      • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
      • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

        • (A) The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

        • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
        • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
        • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • 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
        • Local government: means any municipality, county or metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 43-24-102
        • Member: includes actual members of associations without capital stock, and holders of common stock in associations organized with capital stock. See Tennessee Code 43-16-103
        • Member: means a person reflected in the required records of an LLC as the owner of some governance rights of a membership interest of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        • Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
        • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
        • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
        • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
        • nursery stock: means all trees, shrubs, or other plants, or parts of such trees, shrubs or other plants, grown or kept for, or capable of, propagation, distribution or sale on a commercial basis. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Person: includes an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, and association. See Tennessee Code 43-16-103
        • Person: means any individual, partnership, trust, estate, corporation, association, joint venture, joint stock company or other organization. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
        • Principal city: means :

          • (A) That municipal corporation having the largest population of any municipality in a particular county. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101

          • Producer: means a person who produces soybeans as an ongoing commercial operation and includes any landowner who shares in the production costs or the proceeds of the sale of any soybeans that are grown on the landowner's land. See Tennessee Code 43-20-203
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • Public benefit hospital conveyance transaction: includes any transaction described in subdivision (3)(A)(i) or (3)(A)(ii) that is entered into by the public benefit hospital entity or by any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such public benefit hospital entity. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
          • Public benefit hospital entity: means any public benefit corporation, as defined in chapter 51, part 2 of this title, or any governmental entity that is licensed as a hospital under title 68, chapter 11, part 2, or considered a hospital under title 33, chapter 1, including entities affiliated with any of these through ownership, governance, or membership, such as a holding company or subsidiary. See Tennessee Code 48-68-202
          • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
          • Purchaser: means any person, public or private corporation, federal commodity credit corporation, association or partnership, buying, accepting shipment or otherwise accepting the property, in or to soybeans from a producer, and includes a mortgagee, pledgee, lienor, or other person, public or private, having a claim against the producer when the actual or constructive possession of the soybeans is taken as part payment or in satisfaction of the mortgage, pledge, lien, or claim. See Tennessee Code 43-20-203
          • 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
          • 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.
          • 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).
          • Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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.
          • Special flood hazard area: means the land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood on NFIP maps. See Tennessee Code 6-58-101
          • 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.
          • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          • 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
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
          • Use: means , when applied to gardening and beekeeping, to make use of, without conveyance of title or any other ownership. See Tennessee Code 43-24-102
          • 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:

            • (A) 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

            • Vacant public land: means any land owned by a local government that is not in use for public purposes. See Tennessee Code 43-24-102