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Exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act

The Tennessee Public Records Act helps ensure government accountability and transparency by providing Tennessee citizens access to public records. However, statutes that make certain public records confidential and exempt from disclosure are found throughout the Tennessee Code. On January 30, 2018, the Office of Office of Open Records Counsel released a report identifying 538 statutory excepetions to the Tennessee Public Records Act. The office also created a searchable public database of the statutory exceptions containing new and amended exceptions from the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.