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Legal Opinions

The Attorney General may issue legal opinions to state agencies and officials. These opinions provide advice on legal matters.

While these opinions do not have the full effect of law or court order, they provide the State’s interpretation of the legal question presented and should be complied with by State agencies and officials.

The General Assembly, Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, or any other State officer may ask the Attorney General for an opinion. N.C.G.S. § 114-2(5).

State officers may request opinions by writing to the Attorney General at Attorney General’s Office, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001.

The Attorney General is not authorized to provide legal advice or give legal opinions to the public.

Copies of Opinions

Attorney General opinions are available here generally a week after issuance. For opinions prior to 1977, copies can be obtained free of charge by calling (919) 716-6400 or email the office.

Printed copies are also available at the NC Supreme Court Library and other law libraries across the state.

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Date Opinion

Timing of Permit Requirement for Air Contaminant Sources

  Statute: 143-215.1, 143-215.108,
Requestor: Klimek, Alan

Territorial Jurisdiction of Company Police Agencies

  Statute: 106A-281, 74E-6,
Requestor: Hudson, G. Dewey

State Building Code; County Regulations Requiring Installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  Statute: 130A-39, 143-138, 153A-77,
Requestor: Sawyer, Grover

Freedom of Information Act

  Statute: 130A-304, 132-6,
Requestor: McLawhorn, Daniel

Congress' Power to Require States to Enact Open Container Restrictions

  Statute: 20-138.7,
Requestor: Basnight, Marc

Funeral Service

  Statute: 90-210.25,
Requestor: Weisel, Michael

Length of Term of Office for Superior Court District 24C

  Statute: 163-9, 7A-41,
Requestor: Ferrell, Forest

Dual Office Holding

  Statute: 128-1, 128-1.1, 128-1.2,
Requestor: Sutton, Ronnie

Onslow County Hospital Authority; Appointment of Hospital Authority Commissioners

  Statute: 131E-18, 131E-21, 131E-22, 147-64.6,
Requestor: Bode, Robert

Purchase of Omitted Service-Eligibility to Receive Retirement Benefits Tax

  Statute: 128-21, 128-26, 143-166, 143-166.50,
Requestor: Karpinos, Ralph