The Pennsylvania Right to Know Law was enacted in 2008 and allows any United States citizen to request public records without a statement of purpose and with no restrictions on its use. Here is a template for requesting public records in Pennsylvania
Name of State Act:
Right to Know Law
Most investigative records; birth and death records; and accident reports
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We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
What is the Right to Know Law?
The Right to Know Law is the Pennsylvania law that guarantees your right to access and obtain copies of public records held by government agencies.
Generally speaking, what records can I get under the new Right to Know Law?
The Right to Know Law guarantees your right to obtain public records from state and local agencies in Pennsylvania. It also guarantees your right to obtain legislative records from the Pennsylvania General Assembly and financial records from Pennsylvania's judicial system. The law does not apply to record requests to federal agencies. If you are interested in obtaining federal agency records, you must make your request under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
What agencies are covered by the new Right to Know Law?
The law covers Commonwealth agencies, local agencies, judicial agencies, and legislative agencies.
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