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§ 4-201. Inspection of public records

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: June 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Public Information Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Inspection of Public Records (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2018
MD Code, General Provisions, § 4-201
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 10-613
§ 4-201. Inspection of public records
In general
(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, a custodian shall allow a person or governmental unit to inspect any public record at any reasonable time.
(2) Inspection or copying of a public record may be denied only to the extent provided under this title.
Rules or regulations
(b) To protect public records and to prevent unnecessary interference with official business, each official custodian shall adopt reasonable rules or regulations that, subject to this title, govern timely production and inspection of a public record.
Designation of specific types of records
(c) Each official custodian shall:
(1) designate types of public records of the governmental unit that are to be made available to any applicant immediately on request; and
(2) maintain a current list of the types of public records that have been designated as available to any applicant immediately on request.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 350, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2018, c. 30, § 4, eff. June 1, 2018.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 4-201, MD GEN PROVIS § 4-201
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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