Iowa FOI Resources

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Iowa Freedom of Information Council (NFOIC Affiliate)
PO Box 8002
Des Moines, IA 50301
Phone: (515) 745-0041
Contact: Randy Evans, Executive Director

QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Meetings Law Iowa Code §21.1 et seq.
Closed: 12 exemptions, check code citation.

Open Records Law Iowa Code §22.1 et seq.
State access law has 65 exemptions including personal information of public school students, hospital and medical records, trade secrets, peace officers' investigative reports, and attorney work related to litigation.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IOWA

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FOI HOTLINE

Iowa Freedom of Information Council
(515) 745-0041
Contact: Randy Evans, Executive Director

Email:  IowaFOICouncil@gmail.com
http://www.ifoic.org


"The Iowa FOI Council is a coalition of journalists, librarians, lawyers, educators and other Iowans interested in open government. We welcome your questions, your comments and your support."

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CONTACTS

Iowa Public Information Board
Wallace Building, Third Floor, 502 E. Ninth St. Des Moines, IA 50319
Photo: 515.725.1781
Email: ipib@iowa.gov
https://www.ipib.iowa.gov

Office of the Attorney General
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone (515) 281-5164
Fax (515) 281-4209
http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/
Email webteam@ag.state.ia.us
 

Iowa Newspaper Association
319 E. Fifth St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515) 244-2145
Fax (515) 244-4855
http://www.inanews.com

Iowa State Bar Association
521 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309-1939
Phone (515) 243-3179
http://www.iowabar.org/

 
State Sunshine Chair
Rox A. Laird
PO Box 8002
Des Moines, IA  50301
Phone:  (515) 971-9752
 
Office of Ombudsman
Ola Babcock Miller Building
1112 East Grand
Des Moines, Iowa   50319
Phone (515) 281-3592   
http://www.legis.iowa.gov/ombudsman/
Email ombudsman@legis.iowa.gov


FORM LETTERS


The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

Iowa Open Meetings, Open Records Handbook 
The handbook contains the text of Iowa law on open meetings and public records. The text is followed by a series of questions and answers about how the laws are applied and interpreted.

Price: $2.00
Format: Handbook. 6 in. or online at http://www.ifoic.org/
Or order from:
Iowa Freedom of Information Council
See previous entry.
 

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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