Please see the subjects below for some of the most commonly requested laws and legal opinions. If you have a question regarding any aspect of the operation of your highway department, please contact us in Nashville at (615) 532-3767.

Legal Issues Presentation

CTAS Legal Consultant Kristy Brown gave this presentation at the 2015 TCSA Post Legislative Conference in Sevier County.   


County Uniform Highway Law

Public Chapter 689
effective January 1, 2013

Purchasing Used Equipment

In 2007, a law was passed that provides for the purchase of secondhand goods, articles or equipment by municipalities or counties without public advertisement or competitive bidding. Click HERE  for a copy of the law.

Legal Opinions by CTAS Legal Consultant Kristy Brown

Are highway departments required or permitted to improve private roads for postal service access? Click HERE for Kristy's legal opinion. Are highway departments required or permitted to install private roads signs for 911 purposes? Click HERE for Kristy's legal opinion.

Interim Successor Law

As you know, all chief administrative officers of the county highway department are now required to designate an interim successor for your office. This law takes effect July 1, 2008. If you haven't already done so, please click HERE to download a copy of the necessary form and file it appropriately with the necessary county office in your county.