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The Kansas Coalition for Open Government’s website is the go-to free resource in the state for members of the public and the media who have questions about the government’s denial of access to records, meetings, and the courts.

For over 20 years, KCOG (originally founded as the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government) has published brochures, produced public service announcements, and presented seminars throughout the state for local and state officials promoting government transparency.


Open Meetings Law K.S.A. 75-4317 et seq.

Open Records Law K.S.A. 45-215 et seq.

Attorney General Opinions

Search Kansas appellate cases

Learn about open government law: KOMA and KORA training slides.

Sample open records request form: KORA request form

Letter to law enforcement officers planning to execute a search warrant on a news organization

Email our president:


Office of the Attorney General
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
Phone (785) 296-2215
Fax (785) 296-6296

Kansas Press Association
5423 SW 7th St.
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 271-5304
Fax (785) 271-7341

Kansas Bar Association
1200 SW Harrison
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1806
Phone (913) 234-5696
Fax (913) 234-3813

Form Letters

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Request Letter Generator

Open Government Guide from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Acts

How much do you know about the Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Acts? This true/false quiz tests your knowledge. Take the quizCheck your answers.

Trouble with Kansas Open Records Requests?

If you have recently filed an open records request with a government entity in Kansas (local or state) and had trouble accessing the records or were given an exorbitant bill, we want to hear from you. Take survey.

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