NH Right to Know Law

Right to Know Law RSA 91-A

Site dedicated to NH Right to Know HERE

NH Right to Know Essentials

  • Time Period Information Requested is to be made available (Chapter 91 A:4 IV) : Immediately. If information is not available, government has 5 business days to provide the information or deny the request in writing. The publics request does not have to be in writing. However, when dealing with reluctant public officials do it in writing to build your case for court.
  • Minutes of Meeting to be made available (Chapter 91 A:4 II) Immediately after the completion of a meeting of a public body every citizen has the right to see all such all such notes, materials, tapes or sources used for compiling the minutes of the meeting.
  • Records of Any Payment to any employee, public body, or agency to be made (Chapter 91 A:4 I.a): Immediately.

The Attorney General’s Memorandum of law and the cases that have brought us to how pubic officials handle the Right to Know


“Openness  in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society”

Preamble to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law

The public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.

Article 8, New Hampshire State Constitution

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