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.”
Washington Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law. The Township instituted __(RESOLUTION)_____________ to establish procedures for complying with the act. Citizens need only complete an RTK Request Form to receive a public record. A request may be made in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Click here for the Right to Know Request Form – This can be linked to your Township’s form instead of the state form.
Name of AORO
Email – AORO’s email address is a resource account.
Points of Common Request links
Board of Supervisor Meeting Minutes
Planning Meeting Minute
To appeal the response to a request or for information concerning Pennsylvania’s open records laws, please contact the state Office of Open Records:
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburgh, PA 17126-0333
Phone 717-346-9903 * Fax 717-425-5343
The township charges the fees listed in the Pennsylvania “Office of Open Records Official RTKL Fee Structure”