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Open Records Counsel

Reference Number: MTAS-428
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 10, 2017
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T.C.A. § 8-4-601 establishes the Office of Open Records Counsel (hereinafter "OORC") in the Comptroller’s office to answer questions and provide information to the public and public officials regarding public records. The OORC issues opinions on public records questions and may mediate disputes relative to public records. The OORC established a schedule of reasonable charges that is to serve as guidance to governmental entities on how to charge for copies of public records and public information. The schedule of reasonable charges is found at