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IPIB Information on Open Meetings & Public Records


Iowa Flag, People at a meeting, Dubuque courthouse


Welcome to IPIB

Welcome to the website of the Iowa Public Information Board. The IPIB is a one-stop destination to answer your questions or address your concerns regarding Chapters 21 and 22, Iowa’s open meetings and public records laws. On this site you’ll find forms to enable you to ask questions about the law or to file a complaint if you believe the law is not being followed. We’ve also included a great deal more information about Iowa’s Sunshine Laws. In the future watch for news, Sunshine Law training materials and more.

Please note: The board’s jurisdiction is limited to issues involving open meetings and public records, and complaints must be filed within 60 days of the alleged violation.  The Board treats written and electronic communications to it as public records subject to disclosure, except when the board determines an exemption or other provision of law prohibits or limits release of some or all of a communication's contents.  If you think the communication you are considering making to the board would qualify for confidential treatment under Code section 22.7 or another provision of law, you should discuss this with the board's executive director or deputy director prior to submission. 

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