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Right-to-Know Law

In 2008, Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law (RTKL) was passed. The objective of the RTKL is to empower citizens by affording them access to information concerning the activities of their government.  The law is designed to promote access to official government information in order to prohibit secrets, scrutinize the actions of public officials, and make public officials and agencies accountable for their actions.

The Office of Open Records (OOR) was created in response to this law.  As an independent, quasi-judicial agency, the office is authorized to hear and decide appeals from requesters who have been denied access to records by state and local agencies. The OOR also provides formal training on the RTKL, as well as Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act.  Please note that the Pennsylvania OOR is not a warehouse or repository for all Commonwealth records. Each agency maintains or arranges for the maintenance of its own records.

The Citizens’ Guide to the Office of Open Records is an excellent overview to the RTKL.

 

Making a Right-to-Know Request
Requests for Honey Brook Township records should be directed to the Right-to-Know Officer using a Record Request Form:

Kristy J. Deischer-Eddy
P.O. Box 1281
Honey Brook, PA 19344
(610) 273-3970 phone
(610) 273-3909 FAX
kdeischereddy@honeybrooktwp.com

Applicable Fees
Honey Brook Township follows the recommendations of the fee structure pursuant to Section 1307 of the RTKL and per Resolution 12-2002.
Copies:
– $0.25 per 8.5×11 or 8.5×14 black & white page
– $0.50 for 8.5×11 color or 11×17 black & white page
– Actual per-page cost for non-standard sizes (blueprints, e.g.).

Appeals to Honey Brook Township Response
Click here for the PA OOR information regarding appeals.
Appeals should be made to:

Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North St., 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

They may also be submitted via facsimile to 717-425-5343 or via email to openrecords@pa.gov as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment.

 

Last update:  December 17, 2015.