The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania updated an important right of its citizens to access government records with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know law, or Open Records law. Under this law, all government records are presumed to be open to public review; a citizen no longer has to prove a record or document is open to review. Now, the borough must presume that a record is a public record available for inspection or copying. If the government agency chooses to withhold a record, the agency has the burden to prove - with legal citation – why that record should not be available to the public.

Borough Open Records Officer: David M. Jarrett, Open Records Officer
110 West Packer Avenue, Suite 3, tel: 888-7739.

Open Records-Right To Know form: Download here.

More Information: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Open Records website. The Open Records Office developed a Citizen's Guide which is available at their web site.