31.02.05.07

.07 Disclosure Against Public Interest.

A. The official custodian may temporarily deny the request in writing, if the official custodian believes the inspection of the public record would cause substantial injury to the public interest.

B. Within 10 working days of the denial, the official custodian shall petition the appropriate circuit court for an order permitting continued denial or restriction of access.

C. Notice of the application filed with the circuit court shall be served on the applicant as provided for service of process by the Maryland Rules of Procedure.