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Fees Charged for Public Information Act Responses 

According to the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Insurance Administration is permitted to charge the following fees to respond to your Public Information Act request:

Copies are 20 cents per page if reproduction is made by a photocopy machine within the Insurance Administration. If records are not able to be photocopied (i.e. magnetic tape, blueprints, microfilm and punch cards), the fee for copies is based on the actual cost of reproduction. If information is burned onto a compact disc, a flat fee of $5 is charged.

If the total amount of the fee is less than $5, there is no charge.

The Insurance Administration may charge reasonable fees for staff time expended searching for requested records or for any time expended preparing records for inspection or copying. The first two hours expended are not charged.

The current fee schedule is:

Position Type

Salary Grade

Hourly Rate


Grade 7 and lower



Grades 8-12



Grades 13-18



Grades 19-21



Grades 22 and above



Before the Insurance Administration sends records to you, an invoice will be generated requesting payment. As soon as payment is received, the Administration will provide the releasable records you requested.