The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) was created to provide a free, efficient way for Iowans to receive information and resolve complaints related to Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22, Iowa’s open meetings and public records laws.

Did you know that the Iowa Public Information Board staff is available to assist you with questions or problems involving open meetings and public records in Iowa?

Margaret Johnson is executive director of the Iowa Public Information Board. You can email her at

Who can contact the IPIB and how long does it take?

Any person can contact the IPIB for assistance by telephone (515-725-1781), by email, or on the IPIB website.

In fiscal year 2019, 782 identifiable people contacted the IPIB. Of these, 46% were private citizens, 38% were government officials or employees and 16% were members of the media.

In fiscal year 2019, 69% of the incoming contacts were resolved the first day, 15% were resolved in one to five days, and 16% were resolved in six or more days.

Opinions, rulings, FAQs, reports, and training documents are available on the IPIB website —

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