Idaho Freedom of Information

The Idaho Public Records Act under Idaho Code §9-337 to 343 governs access to public documents in Idaho.  The law was first enacted in 1990.  Pursuant to the Act, “Every person has a right to examine and take a copy of any public record of the state and there is a presumption that all public records in Idaho are open at all reasonable times for inspection.”

Title 74 Chapter 2 of the Idaho statutes define the Idaho Open Meeting Law.  It legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted.  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act states, “the people of the state of Idaho in creating the instruments of government that serve them, do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies so created.  Therefore, the legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state that the formation of public policy is public business and shall not be conducted in secret.”


Inside Idaho Freedom of Information