Open Records

Pennsylvania’s Open Records Law, Act 3 of 2008, creates a system of inspection and/or obtaining copies of the County’s public records. To implement this law, the County has adopted its own Open Records Policy & Procedures which you can find here. You may also download and print the Policy Document here.

Open Records (Right-to-Know) requests may be made to the County’s Open Records Officer (Chief Clerk Pam Matve) in person, by mail, by fax, or by email. Please use this printable PDF Request Form or use the form below to submit a request.

Open Records Request

  • Please provide as much specific detail as possible so the agency can identify the information

Please note that there may be fees associated with copies of requested records. Copies will not be provided until you have paid the applicable fee. In a few instances (such as a request for a deed), the fees will be determined by a statute other than the Open Records Law. In most instances, however, the County’s fees are:

Photocopies (per side):

8-1/2 x 11                                                                                                                         $0.25
11 x 14                                                                                                                              $0.25
11 x 17                                                                                                                              $0.50
18 x 24                                                                                                                              $1.50
24 x 36                                                                                                                              $3.00

Facsimile Transmission (includes photocopy cost):

1 or 2 pages                                                                                                                    $2.00
3 – 6 pages                                                                                                                      $4.00
7+ pages                                                                                                                           $4.00 +

$.025 per page over 6

Certification of a Record:

Per Record (not per page); Does not include notarization                            $1.00

Postage/Shipping:

Fees for postage/shipping will be assessed at actual cost.

You will receive a response within five business days of the Open Records Officer’s receipt of your request. The response:

(a) Will state how and when you may inspect or obtain copies of the records you requested; or
(b) Will inform you, when appropriate, of any additional time that will be needed for legal review of your request or for the gathering or duplicating of the requested records; or
(c) Will inform you, when appropriate, that some or all of the requested records are not subject to production under the Open Records Law.

If you disagree with a determination of the Open Records Officer, you may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. Guidelines and forms for appeals may be found at http://openrecords.state.pa.us. Decisions of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records may be appealed to Court.