.04 Necessity for Written Request.

A. Inspections.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the custodian shall generally make public records available for inspection by an applicant without demanding a written request.

(2) The custodian shall require a written request if the custodian reasonably believes that the Act or any other law may prevent the disclosure of the record to the applicant or that a written request will materially assist the Department in responding to the request.

B. Copies. If the applicant is requesting a copy of any public record, the custodian may require a written request by the applicant.