About Requesting a Letter
Congratulatory letters from the governor are issued as a courtesy to Tennessee residents to recognize individuals or organizations. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding.
Only one type of congratulatory letter will be provided to recognize an individual or organization. Multiple requests will not be fulfilled.
The governor’s office reserves the right to decline any request for a congratulatory letter.
Timing your Request
Requests must be made through the governor’s website no less than 21 days in advance. Certificates may be requested, but will not be issued, more than three months in advance.
Please allow three weeks for processing your request.
A ministry anniversary letter may be requested for a Tennessee minister celebrating either a significant anniversary of their ordination, or a specific anniversary with a particular congregation. A letter must be requested by a Tennessee resident.
A wedding anniversary letter may be requested for a Tennessee couple celebrating a significant wedding anniversary.
A birthday letter may be requested for a Tennessee resident celebrating a significant milestone birthday.
An Eagle Scout letter may be requested for anyone receiving an Eagle Scout award.
A Girl Scout Gold Award letter may be requested for any scout receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award.
A business retirement letter may be requested for a Tennessee resident retiring from business or public service.
A military retirement letter may be requested for a Tennessean retiring from military service.
A welcome letter may be requested by the organizers of conferences, family reunions, or other events located in Tennessee, to welcome visitors. These can also be provided in PDF form if they will be used for printing in a program. Please note that you are requesting a PDF under “Proposed Text or Additional Information.”