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§ 10-204. Admissibility and certification of public records

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 10. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Public Statutes, Office Copies, and Official Certificate (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-204
§ 10-204. Admissibility and certification of public records
Certified copies of public records admissible
(a) A copy of a public record, book, paper, or proceeding of any agency of the government of the United States, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, or of any state or of any of its political subdivisions or of an agency of any political subdivision shall be received in evidence in any court if certified as a true copy by the custodian of the record, book, paper, or proceeding, and if otherwise admissible.
Duties of custodian of public records
(b) Except as otherwise provided by law, a custodian of a public record in the State or other person authorized to make a certification under this section shall, upon request, provide a certified copy of the public record to a party to a judicial proceeding or the party's attorney.
Contents of certification
(c) A certification under this section shall include:
(1) The signature and title of the custodian or other person authorized to make the certification;
(2) The official seal, if any, of the office; and
(3) A statement certifying that the copy is a true copy of the public record.
Fees for providing certified copies of public records
(d) A custodian or other person authorized to make a certification under this section may charge a reasonable fee for providing a certified copy of a public record in accordance with this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1979, c. 576; Acts 1987, c. 232; Acts 1995, c. 535, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995.
Formerly Art. 35, §§ 67 to 82.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-204, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 10-204
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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