By statute, the General Assembly, statewide elected officials, state department heads, county prosecuting attorneys, and certain other specified officials may seek the opinion of
the Attorney General on questions of law relating to the official’s office and duties. An Attorney General’s opinion is a public document responding to a specific legal question asked by a public official, and we attempt to address
these questions as a court would decide the issue, following significant research. Unlike a court, however, Attorney General opinions cannot decide factual disputes and are non-binding.
This website is meant to be a resource for researching
and obtaining copies of Missouri Attorney General opinions.