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Tourism Development Zone

All municipalities or public authorities in which tourism development zones are located are required to file an annual report on a form and in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Comptroller of the Treasury. 

Please see the information below for further instruction and assistance. 

Chattanooga Convention Center (City of Chattanooga – Southside Redevelopment Corporation)
Knoxville Convention Center
Memphis Downtown
Memphis Graceland
Memphis Fairgrounds
Nashville Convention Center Authority (DBA Music City Center)
Pigeon Forge Events Center
Sevierville Convention Center/Golf Course/etc.

Background

Public Chapter 816, Acts of 2018 amended the Convention Center and Tourism Development
Financing Act of 1998 (Title 7, Chapter 88 of the Tennessee Code Annotated) to require the
municipality or public authority in which a tourism development zone is located to file an
annual report on a form and in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Comptroller of
the Treasury

Report Submission and Timing

Annual reports for each Tourism Development Zone should be submitted to the Commissioner
of Finance and Administration and the State Building Commission and a copy filed with the
Comptroller of the Treasury within 90 days of the municipality’s fiscal year end. For the first
year of required reporting (for fiscal years ending prior to June 30, 2019), the report should be
submitted within 210 days of the municipality’s fiscal year end. 

Report Requirements

A 3-part format has been established for reporting the requirements as defined in T.C.A 7-88-
114(f). An example of that format is attached to this policy. The “financial summary” must
be submitted in the format requested. Exceptions in form for the “sources and uses report by
qualified public use facility” and the “list of contractual commitments” may be made if all
requested information is present and if the substitute format is approved by the office of the
Comptroller of the Treasury in advance. 

Addresses

The Honorable Butch Eley, Commissioner
Department of Finance and Administration
First Floor, Tennessee State Capitol
600 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

Eugene Neubert, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Finance and Administration
20th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

Ann McGauran, State Architect
Office of the State Architect
Tennessee Department of the Treasury
13 Floor, Andrew Jackson Building
Nashville, TN 37243

Comptroller of the Treasury
c/o Rachelle Cabading
Fourth Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

Contacts

Comptroller's Office
Rachelle Cabading
Rachelle.Cabading@cot.tn.gov
615.401.7953

State Architect
Ann McGauran
Ann.Mcgauran@cot.tn.gov
615.741.4201

F&A
Eugene Neubert
Eugene.Neubert@cot.tn.gov
615.770.3990