Open Meeting Law

Effective July 1, 2010, responsibility for the state-wide enforcement of the Open Meeting Laws, relative to local, county, regional, and state public bodies has been centralized in the Office of the Attorney General. The purpose of the Open Meeting Law is to ensure transparency in the deliberations on which public policy is based. It requires, with some exceptions that meetings of public bodies be open to the public.

Within two weeks of a member’s election or appointment to the taking of the oath of office, all members of public bodies must complete the Certificate of Receipt of Open Meeting Law Materials certifying that they have received these materials.

Click here to print a copy of the Open Meeting Law.

Click here to print a copy of the Certificate of Receipt of Open Meeting Law Materials.