The public has a statutory right to inspect public records maintained by government agencies. Accordingly, the public has the right to inspect public records maintained by the courts of this State unless the record is expressly excepted from inspection under the Public Records Act, see Tennessee Code Annotated section; or unless otherwise provided by state law, including this Rule and other rules of court, see Tennessee Code Annotated section . Requests to inspect public records maintained by the courts are, however, subject to reasonable requirements and restrictions intended to preserve the integrity of the record, the parties' right to the record for the purpose of preparing their papers, the courts' deliberative process, and the efficient operation of the courts in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section .
Tenn. R. Sup. Ct. 34
 Sections three (3) through six (6) of Rule 34 have been omitted. Consistent with the Public Records Act, Tennessee Code Annotated section, the Court has promulgated a separate written public records policy applicable to the appellate courts of this State, which includes the following: the process for making requests to inspect public records or receive copies of public records of the appellate courts; the process for appellate courts responding to requests, including redaction practices; a statement of any fees charged for copies of public records of the appellate courts and the procedures for billing and payment; and the name or title and the contact information of the individual or individuals within the appellate courts designated as the public records request coordinator. The trial courts similarly shall promulgate written public records policies pursuant to the Public Records Act, Tennessee Code Annotated section .
 The reference in section (C)(ii) of this Rule to "rule of court" is not intended to and does not include local rules of the trial courts.