Attending Public Meetings

  • A member of the public does not have the right to speak at an open meeting, only the right to attend, and to record or broadcast the meeting, so long as such recordings do not interfere with the meeting.


Prior written notice is required for all meetings of a public entity. The notice must include the date, time and location of the meeting (including the information necessary to join an online-only meeting) and the agenda topics expected to be discussed. Regular meeting agendas may be altered at the meeting. For special or emergency meetings, however, only the specific topics included in the notice may be discussed.


Find more detailed information about your rights in the Open Meetings Guide.

Office of Attorney General
General Inquiries
(701) 328-2210


(701) 328-3404
1-800-472-2600 within ND only

Tip Line

1-800-472-2185 within ND only

Concealed Weapon
Licensing Unit

(701) 328-5523

National Human Trafficking
Resource Center