Tennessee Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Tennessee Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)
  • Where can I find in Tennessee, recently filed bankruptcy records?
    If the filing was in Tennessee, there are three districts, Eastern, Middle and Western, each with their own site and services. You can go directly to their individual webpages and check the courts' calendars. You can look for bankruptcy information by using the query above under the Tennessee Free Court Records Search part on this page. The more information you have before and during the search the better, the information is freely open to anyone, so it is a time investment. If you'd like to see examples of what results show, simply click on one of the recent bankruptcy filings you see underneath. These searches are not heavily advertised, so you may need to look extensively to find them.
  • How can I find in Tennessee, the address where a person was arrested?
    Crime maps show the crime block by block in some Tennessee neighborhoods. It is a free online search and most of it is around Nashville, Murfreesboro, Columbia and few other local areas.
  • Where can I find in Tennessee, an offender's arrest record and sentence information?
    The department of corrections in Tennessee has an online offender search open to the public. With a search of tn doc you will see amongst the first results 'Tennessee felony offender search'. Then, you can navigate to the search page where you can search by name or ID number. The information that will come up is a brief description of the offender, id number, supervision status, sentence beginning and end period. You can also see parole information such as the eligibility, hearing dates and result. There will be an option to see more information by ordering a background check once a list of names is produced.
  • Where can I find in Tennessee, bankruptcy records?
    Begin with searching Bankruptcy records and information above under Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits, and bankruptcy filings; it's a free and instant query.
  • How do I find a court date in Tennessee?
    If you know which court/county or district, check their online calendars and clerk's offices. The state of Tennessee also provides an open public search of district court cases through their online database (state courts). You can search by case number, party/case name, business or organization.
  • How do I find out more about my great, great grandfather in Tennessee, if I know his first and last name, birthdate, death date, and who he was married to, along with the names of his children?
    You can start with archives, old obits/articles from libraries and so on. Public records have different standard of access when compared to historical/archived data. Much of the privacy laws no longer apply. If you go the public record path to request vital records, death, marriage, birth..... and it is not of your own, you will run into policies which will keep you from getting it. Historical or archived information's challenge is locating them, so start with the state archives or vital records offices to see how far back they go and when their cutoff is between archived and current public records.
  • How can I find out in Tennessee, about my fines, charges, and arrest record?
    The police department issues arrest reports unless it's in your case file, which the courts can provide. There are online services offered by individual departments throughout the state.
  • How do I obtain autopsy reports in Tennessee?
    In Tennessee, autopsy reports are considered public records unless sealed by court order. The state's medical examiner's website has a form online, it's very simple and brief. You will need to provide the name of the deceased, date and county of death. There's a portion which asks relationship to the deceased, not sure if it's a requirement, there are q and a's to help with any questions and a phone number. Name of form is: AUTOPSY REPORT REQUEST, which has instructions on the process to obtain the report. You will need to send in your written request to the office of the Medical Examiner, State of Tennessee Department of Health in Johnson city according to the form.
  • Where can I find in Tennessee, if my previous arrest, case number 12803 was a felony or a misdemeanor?
    Do you know or remember the department which made the arrest? How current was the arrest? Was there a conviction are a result? An arrest report can be requested from the law enforcement department which made the arrest. There are policies in place with restrictions, however, the person which is in the report should not be kept from the arrest report. If there's a conviction, court files can end up having more information and the outcome. Another option is the Tennessee Open Records Information Services, this is a statewide criminal history check that can be requested online. All the records in this search result from arrests occurring within the state.
  • How do you find out in Tennessee, if there is an arrest warrant issued for you?
    Just type in your city and the police department in your city and it will have a place to pop in your name to check
  • How do you find someone that was booked in jail the same night you were, without remembering their name, in Tennessee?
    Check old publications for the area where the arrest occurred, as a number of news papers/publications will list people that were arrested daily. Look for publications that show arrested individuals, then look up the issue for that date. Libraries have old publications, sometimes on microfilm, for the public to research old events.