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382.16 RECORDS ARE PUBLIC; COPIES.
The several judges having probate jurisdiction, county auditors, county recorders, and court
administrators of the district court, during the hours when their respective offices are open, or are
required by law to be kept open, shall exhibit any papers, files, or records of their office or in their
official custody, for the inspection of any person demanding the same, free of charge, except in
cases where fees are provided by law, and then upon tender of such fees.
The several county auditors, judges having probate jurisdiction, and clerks of the district
court, during the hours when their respective offices are required by law to be open, shall furnish
to any person demanding the same a certified copy of any record, file, or paper in their office
or in their official custody upon tender of such fees therefor as are by law allowed to county
recorders for like services.
History: (987, 988) RL s 614,615; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1995 c 189
s 8; 1996 c 277 s 1