About the Community
Piperton, Tennessee is a key gateway between Fayette and Shelby County, situated in the southwest corner of Fayette County, adjoining the town of Collierville and Shelby County to the west and Marshall County, Mississippi to the south.
The Piperton city limits and its urban growth boundary contain many of the interchanges along Highway 385 and Interstate 269 as they traverse the western border of Fayette County.
Piperton was incorporated as a city in 1974.
Form of Government
Piperton has a City Manager/Commission form of government, which includes the following:
- Mayor and Board of Commissioners
- City Manager and Administrative Staff
- Planning Commission
The city has a well run Fire Department staffed by 6 full time and approximately 30 volunteer firemen, EMTs, and 1st responders. Due to the excellence exhibited by the Piperton Fire Department, the city has an ISO rating of 3.
Piperton currently provides water through a city owned utility system and has adopted a plan for expansion for the water system and the development of sewage treatment facilities. A comprehensive land use plan has been adopted by the city and provides potential sites for a wide range of land uses.
Zoning & Development
Piperton has been at the forefront of efforts in Fayette County to implement zoning and development guidelines designed to encourage market responsive development while preserving the rural ambiance for which the area is known. The city's long range plan proposes that Piperton will develop into a well rounded community where people can live, work, and play rather than just growing into a destination.