Welcome to the website for The Public Building Authority of Knox County and Knoxville Tennessee. In 1971, Knox County and the City of Knoxville acted jointly to create the Public Building Authority of the County of Knox and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee (the "PBA"). The Certificate of Incorporation of the PBA was filed with the Secretary of State of Tennessee on July 20, 1971.
Over the years, the Public Building Authority has carried out joint and individual projects for Knox County and the City of Knoxville and affiliated entities such as the Knox County Board of Education and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority. PBA currently develops, constructs, owns, and/or maintains certain facilities on behalf of the City Knoxville and Knox County pursuant to operating contracts with those entities.