Are there fees related to the MPIA?

The custodian may charge reasonable fees for the search and preparation of records
for inspection and copying. The first two hours of search time is free, however, any additional time is subject to fees.

DPIE will provide an estimate the costs associated with the request. However, the department is not bound by the estimate and may charge fees which exceed the estimate. The estimate is a rough calculation of the cost; it is meant to give the requestor guidance on what fees to anticipate. The actual cost may be higher or lower than the estimate. The requester will be provided with justification for the fees.

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