Missouri Attorney General's Opinions
The Opinions website
This website is meant to be a resource for researching, requesting and obtaining copies of Missouri Attorney General opinions. Opinions issued after January 1, 1968 are available for viewing and printing on this website, but copies of opinions issued prior to January 1, 1968 must be requested in paper form.
For more information see the frequently asked questions page for opinions.
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Search the Missouri Attorney General opinions using the search features available to the right. You can search by year or by keyword(s).
Legal basis of Attorney General opinions
The Missouri Attorney General is authorized to issue formal opinions to certain government officials on questions of law that relate to their governmental duties. It is Section 27.040, Revised Statutes of Missouri, that both authorizes the Missouri Attorney General to issue those opinions and authorizes certain officials to request a formal opinion from the Attorney General.
Requesting an opinion from the Attorney General
Among the officials authorized to request opinions are state legislators, statewide elected officials, state department heads and county prosecuting attorneys.
The Attorney General is not allowed to issue opinions to persons other than those specifically mentioned in Section 27.040, Revised Statutes of Missouri and is not allowed to issue opinions on questions that fall outside the scope of those persons official governmental duties.
To request an opinion on a question of law that relates to the discharge of official governmental duties, complete the form to request an Attorney General opinion. Once the form is completed, mail it to:
Missouri Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Requesting a copy of an Attorney General opinion
Missouri Attorney General opinions issued since 1969 are available online. You are encouraged to search for the opinion you are interested in, and if necessary, print the opinion using your browser menu.
Copies of opinions issued before January 1, 1969 may be obtained by following the instructions provided on this website.