Open Records

The City of Cleveland 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.

Residents who wish to view or obtain copies of records will need to complete the Open Records Request Form and submit it to the City Clerk's Office.


There is no charge to view records.

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 required and the allotted time for inspection is to occur during normal business hours of the City Clerk.

For information or questions regarding open records request, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (423) 472-4551.

Learn more about the Tennessee public records law.