Using EMMA - Researching Municipal Securities and 529 Plans

Using EMMA - Researching Municipal Securities and 529 Plans and ABLE Programs

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website provides free public access to municipal securities documents and data. Get access to:

Information about Specific Municipal Securities

Market-Wide Information

Note that many issuers maintain websites or webpages specifically for investors in their municipal bonds. Some issuers hyperlink to those webpages from their homepage on EMMA. Learn how to find issuer homepages on EMMA.

The SEC designated EMMA as the official repository for municipal securities disclosures in 2009. The SEC oversees the MSRB. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization whose mission is to protect investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. Neither the SEC nor the MSRB review the disclosure documents prior to their posting on EMMA.

Learn more about how to use EMMA by visiting EMMA Help. Also, the MSRB welcomes questions about how to locate municipal bond disclosures, including older ones that pre-date EMMA’s launch in 2009. Use their Contact Form. For EMMA updates, sign up for EMMA updates via MSRB communications and follow the MSRB on Twitter (@MSRBNews) and LinkedIn.

Additional Information

SEC Investor Bulletin: Focus on Municipal Bonds

Getting Started with EMMA

EMMA Help on the MSRB’s EMMA

The MSRB's Education Center

The MSRB's Glossary of Municipal Securities Terms