Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the release of records, not answering questions. A record is defined as “any information regardless of its physical form or character that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and is created, received, or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”
Lower Allen Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law. The Township instituted Administrative Policy 2008-05 to establish procedures for complying with the act. Citizen’s need only complete a RTK Request Form to receive a public record. A request may be made in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Please Note: Right To Know Request Appeals regarding open records decisions for Police investigations can be made to the Cumberland County District Attorney or by calling 717-240-6210.
Pay for your Right to Know on-line. Click here – GovPayNet to get started (3% convenience fee, minimum fee of $3.00 per transaction, from GovPayNet will be applied.) You will be contacted if your Right to Know request will have any fees owed prior to needed a payment. Please include Right to Know in the information field.