The Town of Signal Mountain



Boyd Veal, Town Manager

Mr. Veal works directly under the Town Council and is the chief administrative officer for the Town. He is responsible for presenting the annual Town budget, managing the departments, and overseeing the supervision of all employees. He works closely with staff to improve efficiency, cost effectiveness, and to ensure that the business and services of the Town operate smoothly to the benefit of its citizens. In addition, he represents the Town on the Board of the Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communication District and is the staff representative for the Tennessee Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

Mr. Veal is the primary liaison between the Town and its citizens, and he encourages them to contact him to answer their questions and to hear their suggestions or ideas for improvements in the Town.

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Finance Department

Carol Thompson-White, Finance Director/Recorder

The Financial Administration Director provides oversight for the development of the fiscal year budget as well as manages and oversees the staff responsible for collecting taxes, water service fees, court fees, and other revenues. The staff also provides payment for Town expenditures and payroll as well as produces, maintains, and reviews the Town’s financial records.

The Recorder is responsible for keeping and maintaining the minutes of public meetings and for safekeeping other important documentation such as contracts, invoices, and general correspondence.

Building Inspection

Chuck Martin, Building Official

Randy Rigsby, Electrical Inspector/Fire Inspector

Building Inspection

The Building Official is responsible for approving and permitting all new residential and commercial construction as well as the remodeling of existing buildings. He is also responsible for approving generators, fences, etc. The Town has adopted the 2009 International Codes and the 2008 National Electric Code. The Building Official is responsible for ensuring that building and building improvements in the town meet or exceed the standards set forth in the application code.

Building Permit Package

Fill out the Building Permit Package for all Applications.

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Signal Mountain Fire Department

Employment Opportunity
Firefighter - Deadline August 25
Application for Employment


Emergency: Call 911

Command Staff


Eric Mitchell, Fire Chief | Fire Department 2016 Annual Report