There are many local offices and agencies in Tennessee that are responsible for managing various types of public records. The more popular ones are maintained at the state level are can be accessed relatively easily. However, many records will involve finding the local county or city agency that is tasked with providing access to the information you are looking for.
We maintain this list of local agencies that provide public records at the county level to help you find the resource that you’re searching for. We have focused on the most common types of requests in the most populous counties in Tennessee. We continue to update this list regularly.
One of the more common types of records that is maintained at the county level is marriage licenses. Records of marriage licenses are typically handled by the county clerk where the ceremony was performed. Each county maintains marriage records differently but most have a database that has information on licenses that were issued over the last few decades.
Another common type of public record that is handled by local counties is property tax assessments. The local county assessor is almost always responsible for keeping and providing access to these records.