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386.71 LICENSED ABSTRACTERS, ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

Licensed abstracters shall have access during ordinary office hours to the public records in the office of the county recorder in the county in which such abstracter is authorized to function, to make such memoranda, microfilm, photostats, photographs, or notations from the records thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of making or compiling abstracts, continuations thereof, or issuing certificates showing ownership of, or interest in, or liens upon any lands in the state, whether registered or not, and the compiling, posting, copying and keeping up their abstract books, indices, or other records necessary to carry on or perform the duties and functions of a licensed abstracter, provided that such access during ordinary office hours shall in no manner hinder or interfere with the public officer in the performance of official duties.