Right To Know

Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the 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.”

Click here for the Right to Know Request Form

Right to Know Officer
Kelly Shutes
73 Reserve Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: 717-248-8151 * Fax: 717-248-0063
Email: twpmanager@derrytwp.info

To appeal the response to a request or for information concerning Pennsylvania’s open records laws, please contact the state Office of Open Records:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17126-0333
Phone: 717-346-9903  *  Fax: 717-425-5343

The township charges the fees listed in the Pennsylvania “Office of Open Records Official RTKL Fee Structure