1-27-1 Public records open to inspection and copying.
Public records open to inspection and copying.
Except as otherwise expressly
provided by statute, all citizens of this state, and all other persons interested in the examination of
the public records, as defined in § 1-27-1.1, are hereby fully empowered and authorized to examine
such public record, and make memoranda and abstracts therefrom during the hours the respective
offices are open for the ordinary transaction of business and, unless federal copyright law otherwise
provides, obtain copies of public records in accordance with this chapter.
Each government entity or elected or appointed government official shall, during normal business
hours, make available to the public for inspection and copying in the manner set forth in this chapter
all public records held by that entity or official.
Source: SDC 1939, § 48.0701; SL 1977, ch 16, § 2; SL 1982, ch 30, § 1; SL 1987, ch 24; SL 1991,
ch 13; SL 1992, ch 10; SL 1994, ch 21; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 82; SL 2004, ch 17, § 2;
SL 2009, ch 10, § 1.