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Pursuant to TCA § 10-7-503(g), the following Public Records Policy is hereby adopted by the City of Clinton to provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act (“TPRA”) in TCA § 10-7-501, et seq.
The TPRA provides that all state, county and municipal records shall, at all times during business hours, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state and those in charge of the records shall not refuse such right of inspection to any citizen, unless otherwise provided by state law. Accordingly, the public records of the City of Clinton are presumed to be open for inspection unless otherwise provided by law.
Personnel of the City of Clinton shall timely and efficiently provide access and assistance to persons requesting to view or receive copies of public records. No provisions of this Policy shall be used to hinder access to open public records. However, the integrity and organization of public records, as well as the efficient and safe operation of the City of Clinton shall be protected as provided by current law. Concerns about this Policy should be addressed to the Public Records Request Coordinator for the City of Clinton or to the Tennessee Office of Open Records Counsel (“OORC”).