South Dakota Freedom of Information

The South Dakota Sunshine Law is a series of laws under S.D.C.L. 1-27-1 et seq.  The law is designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of governmental bodies in South Dakota. Pursuant to the law, the records kept by public bodies in South Dakota, no matter the physical form, are viewable by the public.  Moreover, the state also offers a search-able website with many public documents available.

The South Dakota Open Meetings Law provides the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Chapter 1, section 25 statutes 1-11 of the South Dakota Codified Laws define the law.  The law states that all official meetings, including teleconferencing, must be open to the public.


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