PA Right-to-Know Law

Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law

Link to Statute

Right to Know Request Form

Under the PA Right-To-Know Law, all records are presumed to be public records unless disclosure is barred by:

  •  state or federal law or regulation
  • judicial order
  • privilege, e.g., attorney-client or doctor-patient
  • one of the exceptions in Section 708 of the Right-to-Know Law

An Agency has five business days to respond in writing to:

  • grant the request
  • deny the request, citing the legal basis for the denial or partial denial
  • invoke a 30-calendar day extension for certain reasons.

Bridgeton Township will accept written requests from the public by:

Bridgeton Township will not accept Right-to-Know requests on other forms of communication unless accompanied by a completed Pennsylvania Office of Open Records’ Request form

Bridgeton Township will not accept or respond to requests received via telephone, verbal or written anonymous requests.

Completed forms for requests should be submitted to the Bridgeton Township Right-to-Know Officer:

Colleen M. Pursell, Right-to-Know Officer
Bridgeton Township PO Box 200  Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Office Hours: Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Phone: (610) 982-5255

Appeals from Decisions of the Right-to-Know Officer should be addressed to:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717-346-9903