Instant Access to Tennessee State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of California State Records

Tennessee Public Records

The Tennessee State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, thus ensuring residents of the state of Tennesseeare provided access in accordance with the Tennessee Open Records Act, which specifies that all public records are open to any requester/citizen of the state of Tennessee: https://www.comptroller.tn.gov.

The intended purpose of the request is irrelevant and the subsequent use of public information is unrestricted. The Tennessee Open Records Act does not restrict access to records based on the purpose of the request, thus the requester/citizen does not have to specify the “need to know,”unless the law has expressively state otherwise.

Tennessee State Records maintains the information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including information in the number of over 55 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Tennesseepublic records are gathered dating back to the year 1859 and includes informationfrom all 95 counties, thereby ensuring Tennessee abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.