Right to Know

Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, also sometimes called the Open Records Act, requires that government agencies share documents and records with members of the public. The law was amended in 2008 to broaden the scope of open records and to set up an agency to assist citizens who seek access to public records.

The Office of Open Records has a website at www.openrecords.state.pa.us, where you can find a copy of the Act, a Citizens’ Guide to the Act, numerous forms, and additional information. You can also reach the office by telephone at (717) 346-9903.

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