Request for Records: Right-to-Know Law

65 P.S. §67.101 et seq.

How to make a request for records

All Right-to-Know Law (“RTKL”) requests must be addressed to the Right-to-Know Officer (Open Records), as follows:

Cambria County Cares

Right-to-Know Officer

P.O. Box 5146

Johnstown, Pa 15904

Requests can be submitted by:

Email: [email protected] Att: Right-to-Know Officer

A request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Right-to-Know Officer to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include the name and mailing address to which a response should be addressed. You are not required to state a reason for making a request for records.

While verbal requests may be fulfilled, the requester cannot pursue the relief and remedies provided under the RTKL unless the request is in writing. The RTKL allows five (5) business days for a response to be provided to a requestor and a verbal request will not expedite a response by the Right-to-Know Officer.

Make sure when you file a request, you are seeking records and not asking for legal advice, opinions or guidance. The RTKL requires only the release of public records and allows for the charge of reasonable fees including, but not limited to, copying and postage.

How to file an appeal

If access is denied, in whole or in part, the requester may file an appeal with the Appeals Officer, within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the denial or within 15 business days of a deemed denial, to the following address:

Cambria County Cares

Right-to-Know Appeals Officer

P.O. Box 5146

Johnstown, Pa 15904

Requests can be submitted by:

Email: [email protected] Att: Right-to-Know Appeals Officer

The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Right-to-Know Officer for denying the request.

PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST: 

Be advised when RTKL requests are submitted to this agency, the request itself becomes a public record subject to disclosure under the RTKL, if requested.

FEES:

Email: [email protected] and request what fees you will be charged for your Right-to-Know request.

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