The Attorney General issues written legal opinions to certain state officials upon request. Copies of opinions issued since 2000 are available through this website. Click on a year in the table below to view a list of opinions issued during that year.
The Attorney General is required to provide written legal opinions to "the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, comptroller of the treasury, members of the general assembly and other state officials...in the discharge of their official duties." Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-6-109 (b)(6).
The Attorney General cannot issue opinions to county or local government officials or to private citizens.
Contact the opinion line at (615) 741-2518 to request a copy of an opinion.
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