5.3 - Requests for Production or Inspection

(a) Generally

Any party may serve on any other party a request to:

  • produce (and permit the other party to inspect and copy) any designated documents or things in the possession, custody, or control of the party; and
  • inspect land in the possession, custody, or control of the party.

(b) Contents of the Request

A request for production or inspection must:

  • identify the items to be inspected (either by individual item or by category);
  • describe each item or category with reasonable particularity; and
  • specify a reasonable time, place, and manner for performing the inspection and any related acts.

(c) Response to the Request

The party upon whom the request is served must serve a written response to the requesting party within 30 days after service of the request. With respect to each item or category, the response must state either:

  • that the party will permit inspection and related activities as requested; or
  • that the party objects in whole or in part to the requested inspection, along with the reasons for objection.

(d) Service of the Request and Response

A copy of each request for production and each written response must be served on all parties to the case.

Updated July 31, 2022