All records kept by state and local agencies are available for public inspection unless the law specifically exempts them. Tax and motor vehicle records are specifically exempted from the Open Records Act and are required to be kept confidential unless otherwise permitted by law. (See Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-1-1701 et seq.; Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-25-101 et seq.)
For more information about public records requests and to see the Department's public records policy, visit our website here.