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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Open Government Public Records

Public Records: State statutes regarding public records, SDCL ch. 1-27, may be found on the Legislature's webpage at

Disputes regarding public records are subject to an administrative proceeding governed primarily by the Office of Hearing Examiners, a separate agency of state government. The statutes referring to the public records dispute process can be found at SDCL 1-27-38 through 1-27-43. These statutes can also be found on the Legislature's webpage at

For any request under the Federal Freedom of Information Act should be directed to: