The City receives frequent requests from residents for the following forms, which can be printed and mailed to the City or delivered to City Hall during regular business hours.
Tennessee state law requires all businesses located within the city limits that gross more than $3,000 annually in income to obtain a business license from the city and the county. The city Business License application is linked below.
There is a non-refundable application fee required for a beer permit. The City Commission is the Beer Board and Beer Permit Applications are considered during regularly scheduled city council meetings. The city Beer Permit Application and Background Check Authorization Form are linked below.
Liquor-by-the-drink Licenses are issued by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC). The City of Clifton must receive a copy of the state liquor license application and an annual fee paid to the City will be determined based on seating capacity. Liquor-by-the-drink License Applications can be found at:
Construction and Residential Permits
Permanent Sign Permit
The City of Clifton requires a permit application prior to the erection of a permanent sign within the city limits.
The City of Clifton provides water and wastewater utility services to residents within the city limits and water to customers outside the city limits in certain locations. Forms relating to activation, relocation and disconnection of these utilities are available below.