Public records policies and contact information for Tennessee counties

Below is a list of Tennessee county public records policies and contact information for public records requests.

(See list for cities here and school districts here.)

This list was generated in March 2018 as part of an audit of 306 government entity’s public records policies in Tennessee. We surveyed all 95 counties in Tennessee. Only the counties that provided a copy of their policy or had a copy online are listed and linked to below.

Notes:

  1. If the county had multiple policies for different departments, such as a separate policy for courts or for the sheriff’s department, the policy linked to is the policy for the county mayor or executive offices.
  2. Some policies covered several departments within the county, but had separate phone numbers and contact information for each department. If there were multiple contacts listed in the policy, we noted that, and listed the contact for the county mayor or executive’s office. You can find additional contact information for specific departments by clicking on the link to the policy.
  3. If you find that a link is no longer working, or if you have information that the policy that is linked to has been updated, please email Deborah Fisher, executive director of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, at fisher@tcog.info. We will update links as we receive them.

 

County and link to policy Phone number for public records Contact for public records
Anderson County 865-259-2300 Russell Bearden, Director of Human Resources
Bedford County not listed Finance Director
Benton County 731-584-6191 Phillip G. Hollis, County Attorney
Bledsoe County 423-447-6855, phone for others listed in policy County mayor, plus others listed in policy
Blount County 865-380-4295 Jackie Glenn, Records Manager and Archivist
Bradley County 423-728-7160 Bradley County Attorney
Cannon County 615-563-4278 Cynthia Tenpenny, County Court Clerk Office
Carroll County 731-986-1936 General Manager
Cheatham County 615-792-4316 Amber Locke, Director of County Administration
Chester County 731-989-5672, other numbers for specific departments listed in policy Mayor and several others listed in policy
Clay County 931-243-2249 County Clerk
Cocke County 423-623-8791 Sheila Hill
Coffee County 931-723-5105 Human Resources Director
Crockett County 731-696-5460 Gloria Taylor, Administrative Assistant
Cumberland County not listed not listed
Davidson County 615-862-6770 Metropolitan Clerk
Decatur County 731-852-3417 County Court Clerk
Dickson County 615-789-7000, other numbers for specific departments listed in policy Star Moore, plus several listed in policy
Dyer County 731-286-7800, other numbers for specific departments listed in policy Mayor, plus several listed in policy
Fayette County 901-465-5202 Charles McNab, Budget Director
Fentress County 931-863-5997 Leslie Clark Ledbetter, Attorney
Gibson County 731-855-7613 Greg Pillow, Director of Finance
Grainger County 865-828-3511 Angie Lamb, County Clerk
Greene County not listed not listed
Grundy County 931-692-3718 for mayor; others listed in policy County Mayor, others listed in policy
Hamblen County 423-586-1931 Cindy Dibb, Executive Assistant
Hamilton County 423‐209‐6199 Dana M. Beltramo, County Attorney’s Office
Hancock County none listed The Elected Official for which records are requested
Hardeman County 731-658-3266 Mayor Administrative Assistant
Hardin County 731-925-9078, other numbers for specific departments in policy Mayor, plus several listed in policy
Hawkins County 423-272-7359, other numbers for specific department in policy Mayor, plus several listed in policy
Haywood County 731-772-1432 Tonja Shaw, Administrative Assistant
Henderson County (731) 968-2856 Public Records Request Coordinator / Henderson County Mayor’s Office
Henry County 731-642-5212 Henry County Mayor
Houston County 931-289-3633 Houston County Archivist
Humphreys County 931-296-7795, other numbers for specific departments in policy County Executive, plus several listed in policy
Jackson County 931-268-9888 James Kinnaird, Mayor
Jefferson County (865) 397-4922 Finance Director
Johnson County 423-727-9696 Mayor
Knox County not listed Public Records Request Coordinator, plus several others listed in policy
Lawrence County not listed not listed
Lewis County 931-796-3378 Blair Scott
Lincoln County 931-433-3045, other numbers for specific departments in policy County Mayor, plus several others listed in policy
Loudon County 865-458-4664 Anita Green, current Administrative Assistant to the Loudon County Mayor
Macon County 615-666-2172 Guy Holliman, County Attorney
Madison County 731-423-6056 Deputy Mayor, Tony White
Marshall County 931-359-1279 Lynn Kouba, Administrative Assistant
Maury County 931-375-1000 County Mayor’s Office designee
Monroe County not listed not listed
Montgomery County 931-648-8482 Public Information Officer
Moore County 931-759-7068 Department of Moore County Archives
Overton County 931-823-5630 County Attorney
Perry County not listed not listed
Pickett County 931-864-3798 Richard Daniel, Pickett County Executive
Polk County 423-338-4527 County Executive’s Secretary
Putnam County not listed not listed
Rhea County 423-775-7803 Jacob Ellis
Roane County 865-376-5578, other numbers for specific departments in policy County Executive Ron Woody
Robertson County not listed not listed
Rutherford County 615-898-7800 Lisa Corwell, County Clerk
Scott County 423-663-2000 Mary Ann Perdue, Administrative Assistant, Mayor’s Office
Sequatchie County 423-949-3479, other numbers for specific department in policy County Executive D. Keith Cartwright, plus several others listed in policy
Sevier County not listed Records Management / Archives Department
Shelby County 901-222-2100 Public Records Request Coordinator in County Attorney’s Office
Smith County 615-735-2294 Smith County Mayor’s Office
Stewart County 931-232-3100, other numbers for specific departments in policy Mayor’s Administrative Assistant, plus several others listed in policy
Sullivan County 423-323-6417, other numbers for specific departments in policy Angela Bennett, Mayor’s office, plus several others listed in policy
Sumner County 615-451-6060 Leah May Dennen or Ben Allen
Tipton County 901-476-0200 County Executive Jeff Huffman
Trousdale County 615-374-2461 County Mayor and Executive Administrative Assistant
Unicoi County (423) 743-9179 Unicoi County Attorney at Shults Law Offices
Union County 865-992-3061 Mayor’s administrative assistant
Warren County 931-473-2505 Warren County Executive
Washington County 423-753-4864 Washington County Attorney’s Office
Wayne County 931-722-3653, ext. 2517 Wayne County Clerk, Stan Horton
Weakley County 731-364-5413 County Mayor’s Office
Williamson County not listed not listed
Wilson County 615-444-0314 Wilson County Clerk or their designee