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.

Requesting an Opinion from the Attorney General

If you are an official or governmental body authorized by statute to request an opinion, you may do so by printing and mailing our form (pdf format | word format) to:

Opinions Unit
Missouri Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102 

The Attorney General is not allowed to issue opinions to persons other than those specifically mentioned in Section 27.040, RSMo, and is not allowed to issue opinions on questions that fall outside the scope of those persons' official governmental duties.