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May the city records custodian require a requester to provide identification in order to either inspect or receive copies of public records?
Answer:

Tenn. Code Ann. Section 10-7-503(a)(7)(A) allows a records custodian to require any citizen making a request to inspect or receive copies of public records to present government issued photo identification, which includes the citizen's address.  If the citizen does not possess government issued photo identification that includes an address, the records custodian may accept other forms of identification.