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General Information

The City of Oak Ridge is dedicated to  providing public access of records to the residents of Tennessee, while continuing to protect the integrity and organization of public records.   The City Clerk's Office has developed a centralized approach to efficiently fulfill open records request by Tennessee residents.

Tennessee residents wishing to view public records should contact the City Clerk's Office at (865) 425-3411.  Residents who would like copies will need to complete the Open Records Request Form and submit it to the City Clerk's Office.  There is no charge merely to inspect records.  

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Copies of records will be subject to the following charges:

 Print Type8 1/2" x 11" (letter size) 
Black and White Copy  $0.15/page
Color Copy $0.50/page


If staff time exceeds the labor threshold of one (1) hour to produce the requested material,
the requester is subject to be charged the hourly wage of the employee who is assisting with the record request beyond the first hour.

In an effort to not disrupt the City Clerk’s schedule of work, an appointment for inspection of records is preferred, although not required; however, the allotted time for inspection is to occur during normal business hours of the City Clerk. Failure to schedule an appointment may require a significant wait time or the need to come back.

For information regarding open records request, please contact the City Clerk's Office.