Opinions

18-01Copying Records During Inspection; Op. Tenn. ORC 18-01 (October 16, 2018)

15-01Nonprofit Corporation and Fee Waiver; Op. Tenn. ORC 15-01 (September 23, 2015)

14-03Electronic Copies and the Schedule of Reasonable Charges; Op. Tenn. ORC 14-03 (December 23, 2014)

14-02The Burden of Establishing that a Requestor is a Tennessee Citizen; Op. Tenn. ORC 14-02 (July 2, 2014)

14-01Personal Appearance to Make a Request for Copies or Retrieve Requested Copies; Op. Tenn. ORC 14-01 (April 15, 2014)

13-02Ordinance and Fees (Amended for Clarification); Op. Tenn. ORC 13-02 (October 14, 2013)

13-01Ordinance and Fees; Op. Tenn. ORC 13-01 (September 23, 2013)

12-04Requests from Corporations and Fees for Records Sent Electronically; Op. Tenn. ORC 12-04 (November 9, 2012)

12-03Fees for Accident and Incident Reports; Op. Tenn. ORC 12-03 (March 23, 2012)

12-02Calculation of Labor Fees; Op. Tenn. ORC 12-02 (March 16, 2012)

12-01Amending Meeting Agendas during Meetings; Op. Tenn. ORC 12-01 (March 16, 2012)

11-05The Interplay between FERPA and the TPRA; Op. Tenn. ORC 11-05 (August 11, 2011)

11-04The Accessibility of Carter County Building Permit Applications; Op. Tenn. ORC 11-04 (July 7, 2011)

11-03Physical Access to Cellular Phone to Inspect Text Messages; Op. Tenn. ORC 11-03 (May 16, 2011)

11-02Accessing Unredacted Certified Payroll Records; Op. Tenn. ORC 11-02 (March 9, 2011)

11-01Public Records Generated by the Use of Personal Smartphone for City Business; Op. Tenn. ORC 11-01 (February 8, 2011)

10-07Meetings and the Requirement to Record Minutes; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-07 (September 24, 2010)

10-06Labor Fees and the Inspection of Public Records; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-06 (September 3, 2010)

10-05Public Access to Board Packet Materials; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-05 (August 17, 2010)

10-04Charter Commission Meetings; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-04 (June 24, 2010)

10-03The Release of Information Obtained from the Department of Safety's Motor Vehicle Database; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-03 (May 10, 2010)

10-02 The Release of Juvenile Witness Statements; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-02 (March 30, 2010)

10-01The Release of Law Enforcement Records pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. Section 37-1-154; Op. Tenn. ORC 10-01 (January 20, 2010)

09-14The Release of Drivers License Numbers to Insurance Companies; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-14 (November 3, 2009)

09-13Access to Law Enforcement Dash Cam Videos; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-13 (November 3, 2009)

09-12Special Called Meetings and Adequate Public Notice; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-12 (October 26, 2009)

09-11Duties of a Records Custodian and the Release of Local Law Enforcement Records; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-11 (September 8, 2009)

09-10The Duty of Court Clerks to Redact Confidential Information in Files and Exhibits; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-10 (July 23, 2009)

09-09Exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act: the Attorney Work Product Doctrine and Tenn. R. Crim. P. 16(a)(2); Op. Tenn. ORC 09-09 (July 13, 2009)

09-08Applicability of the Open Meetings Act and the Tennessee Public Records Act to a Home Rule City Charter Commission; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-08 (July 2, 2009)

09-07Private Entities and the Functional Equivalency Test; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-07 (May 22, 2009)

09-06Records Relevant to a Contemplated or Pending Criminal Action; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-06 (April 3, 2009)

09-05Computation of 7 Business Days; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-05 (March 25, 2009)

09-04Interplay between the Federal Copyright Law and the Tennessee Public Records Act; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-04 (March 17, 2009)

09-03Confidentiality of Driver Identification Numbers
Op. Tenn. ORC 09-03 (March 6, 2009)

09-02GIS Data; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-02 (February 4, 2009)

09-01Access to Courtroom Surveillance Footage; Op. Tenn. ORC 09-01 (January 13, 2009)

08-14Access to Attorney-Client Communications and Charges for Labor Related to Inspection; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-14 (November 13, 2008)

08-13FACTA and the Tennessee Public Records Act; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-13 (October 27, 2008)

08-12Specificity and Computer Access; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-12 (July 10, 2008)

08-11Access to constituent communications received by an appointed/elected local government official; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-11 (June 24, 2008)

08-10Access to public records and review of a copying policy for compliance with the Tennessee Public Records Act; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-10 (June 23, 2008)

08-09Access to the emails of public employees; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-09 (June 11, 2008)

08-08Effective date of Public Chapter 853; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-08 (June 6, 2008)

08-07Format of a public records request; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-07 (June 10, 2008)

08-06On-site computer access in county government offices; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-06 (June 4, 2008)

08-05Access to cell phone records of public employees; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-05 (May 12, 2008)

08-04Access to juvenile traffic offense records; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-04 (April 4, 2008)

08-03Access to audio recordings of commission meetings; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-03 (March 5, 2008)

08-02Interplay between litigation and the Tennessee Public Records Act; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-02 (February 28, 2008)

08-01Fee components and duplication; Op. Tenn. ORC 08-01 (January 18, 2008)