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.