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1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Right to Know Requests

All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with exception of weekends and holidays.

Requests shall be made in writing to the Borough’s Open Records Officer on the form provided by the Borough.

Paper copies shall be 25¢ per standard page 8.5” x 11” per side.
The certification of a record is $1.00 per record.
Specialized documents including, but not limited, to blue prints, color copies and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production.

If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged.
The Borough shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.

The Borough shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original Borough documents while taking reasonable measure to protect Borough documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.

The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days, after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

If access to a record is denied, the response shall include a reason for denial as stipulated in Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

For more information about the state of Pennsylvania’s Open Records law, please visit: http://openrecords.state.pa.us

If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA

The appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Borough’s response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial.
The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the records is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Borough for delaying or denying the request.

Right-to-Know Request Form

Standard Right-to-Know Law Request
Good communication is vital in the RTKL process. Complete this form thoroughly and retain a copy; it is required should an appeal be necessary. You have 15 business days to appeal after a request is denied or deemed denied.
Date of Request(Required)
Person Making Request(Required)