Iowa Admin. Code r. 61-1.4 - Public information

(1) Complaints, inquiries and requests for information may be referred in writing or in person to the office of the attorney general or directly to the appropriate division of the attorney general's office which handles the subject matter at hand. Except in certain consumer areas, the office does not have the authority to provide legal advice to the public but may provide information or referral as appropriate.
(2) Formal opinions of general interest and summaries of letter opinions are published biennially. Only elected or appointed state officers, legislators, and county attorneys may request the attorney general to issue an opinion. Copies of opinions are available to the public. An index to all opinions is maintained in the office; this index is divided according to subject matter and by appropriate Iowa Code sections. Summaries of opinions are published monthly in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin. Copies of unpublished opinions may be obtained from the administrative assistant to the executive deputy attorney general, telephone (515)281-5166.
(3) Docket entries pertaining to court cases handled by attorneys assigned to the attorney general's office are indexed by case title, maintained in each division and are available for public inspection in the attorney general's office.
(4) Copies of the attorney general's biennium reports to the governor are maintained by the attorney general's office and are available for public inspection.
(5) Copies can be made by the public at cost as determined and posted by the director of administrative services. The cost of postage and of other services provided in connection with the request may be charged as appropriate.
(6) The executive deputy attorney general is delegated the responsibility for implementing the requirements of Iowa Code chapter 22 concerning records in the possession of the attorney general's office.

61-Chapter 2 also governs access to records of this office.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code chapter 13 and section 22.3.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 61-1.4

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