RTKNH provides you with information and assistance in exercising your Right to Know the activities and actions of your government.
Here’s how RTKNH can help you:
- Start with this blog. It contains the most comprehensive set of information which explains New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know Law, its history, and your rights regarding access to public meetings and government records.
- Not sure of your rights or the obligations of your public officials under the Right-to-Know Law? RTKNH volunteers have a lot of experience with the Right-to-Know Law. Ask us and we’ll do our best to provide you with answers to your questions. Send us an email by clicking ‘Send us a message’ on the right side of this page.
- If you have a Right-to-Know issue in your community regarding public records or public meetings, contact us and we will help you resolve the problem. For example:
- Have you been denied access to public records or the public body claims that the records do not exist?
- Have you been told that you will have to “pay a fee” to make records available for your inspection?
- Do you suspect your government is conducting discussions or taking actions in non-public sessions which should be done in a public session?
- Were you told electronic records will only be provided as printed copies?
These are just a sample of how public officials violate the Right-to-Know Law.
Our Assistive Services Committee will provide assistance in helping you prove and resolve Right-to-Know Law violations.
- Are you considering taking legal action to enforce your right to know? Our Assistive Services Committee can help you determine the best approach for pursuing your rights. Contact us to learn more. RTKNH does not provide legal advice. However, free or reduced fee legal services are provided by the following organizations:
NH Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC)
NH Legal Assistance
NH Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
- RTKNH volunteers are available to speak to civic organizations, citizen groups and conduct forum/workshop/training sessions which will explain your Right to Know. Contact us for more details.
To contact us, please click ‘Send us a message’ on the right side of this page.Information on this Blog is intended for informational purposes only. Right to Know NH does not provide legal advice or counsel. The opinions and views expressed on this site or by any RTKNH representative do not constitute a legal opinion.