Attorney General’s opinions are issued to answer questions of law raised by public agencies or officials, including:

  • the legislature or either house of the legislature
  • any state officer, board or commission
  • the city attorney of any city or town
  • the county attorney or board of county commissioners of any county

Private citizens may not request Attorney General opinions. See the Attorney General's "Guidelines for Opinion Requests".

The opinions carry the weight of law, unless they are overturned by a court or the legislature changes the law or laws involved.