Local Government Law Bulletin #140

"Full and Accurate" Minutes: A Primer

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Like other public bodies in North Carolina, local government boards must keep “full and accurate” minutes of their official meetings. This bulletin lays out the level of detail necessary for minutes to qualify as full and accurate, the standard features that should be part of a local board’s minutes, the approval process for minutes, and the scope of a board’s authority to amend minutes previously adopted.

This bulletin focuses primarily on minutes maintained by city councils or boards of county commissioners, but most of its content applies equally to the minutes of meetings of local appointed boards.

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