Open Records


Taken together, the Sunshine Act and the Right-to-Know Law, often referred to as the Open Records Law, are intended to provide residents of the Commonwealth with first-hand knowledge of the activities of public agencies taken at meetings and access to contents of public records.

The Right-to-Know Law, originally enacted in 1957 and recently amended extensively by Act 100 of 2002, specifically deals with "public records." Commonwealth residents have the right to examine, inspect, and duplicate any public record of a public agency. In order to make a request for information please download and then follow the directions on the Right to Know Request form.


Right to Know Request Form

For more info, please contact:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Office of Open Records
  • 333 Market Street, 16th Floor
  • Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
  • Phone: (717) 346-9903
  • Fax: (717) 425-5343
  • Email:
  • Executive Director: Erik Arneson
  • Deputy Director: Nathan Byerly
  • Chief Counsel: Charles Rees Brown

Penn-Trafford School District

  • Mr. Brett Lago, Open Records Officer
  • 1006 Harrison City Export Road
  • Harrison City, PA 15636
  • Phone: 724-744-2121
  • Fax: 724-744-2093
  • Email: