What is OPIR?

The Office of Public Information Requests (OPIR) was developed to create a simpler and more consistent experience for citizens, allowing agencies to spend less time and resources processing information requests.

The Montana Constitution (Art. II, sec. 9) affords the public the right to examine documents of all public bodies or agencies of the State of Montana. These requests are also known as “right to know,” “public information,” “public record,” “freedom of information act,” or “FOIA” requests.

OPIR helps agencies that report to the Governor process public information requests.