Missouri's Sunshine Law is the embodiment of Missouri's commitment to openness in government. Chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri is the foundation
of what has become known as Missouri's Sunshine Law.
This page is a resource to help Missourians understand the Missouri Sunshine Law and its implications for public and quasi-public governmental bodies, members of those bodies,
those that conduct business with a public governmental body, and private citizens. Read more...
Make a Sunshine Request
If you would like to make a Sunshine request to obtain records from our office, please email email@example.com. If you would like to make a request from another public governmental body you will need to
contact the agency that created and/or retains the public record you would like to inspect. For example, if you would like to request meeting minutes from your city, you will need to contact your city for that information. The Missouri Attorney General’s
Office is not the repository for all public records in the state of Missouri, and we cannot provide a requester with access to records from other public governmental bodies. However, if you have already attempted to obtain records from a public governmental
body directly and have not been given access, you may file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.
Custodian of Records
Each public governmental body is required to have a custodian of records who is responsible for responding to public records requests. In order for individuals to have access to public records, each public governmental body is required to make their custodian’s
name and contact information available upon request.