Iowa ‘sunshine’ law handbook now available

The most popular guide to Iowa’s public meetings and public records law has been updated for 2017 and is now available for purchase.

The Iowa Open Meetings, Open Records Handbook is published by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and is the go-to resource for government officials, journalists and interested citizens.

The handbook contains the complete text of Chapter 21 (the public meetings law), Chapter 22 (the public records law) and Chapter 23 (the Iowa Public Information Board law).

In addition, the handbook contains helpful questions and answers, rules of thumb to guide government officials and citizens, and other resources people can use.

Copies of the handbook are $2 each and can be ordered from the Iowa FOI Council in three ways. The price includes shipping.

  • Email:
  • Postal mail: P.O. Box 8002, Des Moines, IA 50301
  • Telephone: 515.745.0041

Payment in advance is not required. An invoice will be sent with each order.

Thousands of copies of the handbook are distributed each year as part of the FOI Council’s public education efforts to help officials and the public understand the terms of the state’s “sunshine” laws.