Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Office of Open Records Counsel
PurposeThe Office of Open Records Counsel serves as the contact for concerns on access to local government public records under the Tennessee Public Records Act (Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 10-7-501 et seq.). The Office assists in obtaining public records from local government, both in guiding citizens to correct offices/officials and in working to resolve disputes regarding access to public records. The Office promotes education and awareness of the Tennessee public records and open meetings laws through direct outreach and through coordination with existing organizations. This effort is addressed both to citizens and to local governments.
The Office is staffed by Open Records Counsel Ann Butterworth.