PENNSYLVANIA RIGHT TO KNOW

Right-to-Know Law

 

Requesting West Pikeland Township Records

 

Requests for records must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer and can be submitted by email, fax, mail, or in person.  The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions. After filing a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.

 

OPEN RECORDS OFFICER - NON POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS

Jim Wendelgass

West Pikeland Township Manager

1645 Art School Road

Chester Springs PA 19425

Phone: 610-590-5300

Fax: 610-228-3477

Email: office@westpikeland.com

Right to Know Form

Filing an Appeal

 

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.  The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date.  The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access. 

 

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:

 

Office of Open Records

333 Market Street, 16th Floor

Harrisburg, PA  17101-2234

Phone: 717-346-9903

Fax: 717-425-5343

Email: openrecords@pa.gov

WHAT IS COVERED BY THE LAW: RECORDS NOT QUESTIONS

Make sure when you file a Right to Know request, you are seeking records and not just asking questions. The law governs 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.” AND is created, received, or retained pursuant to law OR in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”

Records can take many forms, including papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, film or sound recordings, information stored or maintained electronically and a data-processed or image-processed documents. Note that e-mails can also be a form of public records, subject to any exceptions.

Please feel free to send any questions you may have that are not covered by the Right to Know Law to office@westpikeland.com and we will respond in a timely manner.

RIGHT TO KNOW REQUESTS - POLICE DEPARTMENT

For Right to Know Requests concerning police matters, fill out the form and send to: 

 

Police Department Open Records Officer

Sergeant Wayne O'Connell

1645 Art School Road

Chester Springs PA 19425

woconnell@westpikeland.com

610-590-4092