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Interlocal Cooperation Act Summary

Reference Number: MTAS-2032
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 09, 2015
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The Inter-local Cooperation Act permits any local government in Tennessee to enter into joint agreements to exercise any legitimate governmental function (including purchasing) with any other local government, in Tennessee or in any other state. Participating local governments in another state must have the same blanket authority under that state’s own laws.

The T.C.A. citation for this topic is T.C.A. § 12-9-101.