Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law

Act 3 of 2008, as signed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on February 14, 2008. Effective January 1, 2009.

This new law provides for access to public information, for a designated open-records officer in each Commonwealth agency, local agency, judicial agency, and legislative agency, for procedure, for appeal of agency determination, for judicial review and for the Office of Open Records; imposing penalties; providing for reporting by State-related institutions; requiring the posting of certain State contract information on the Internet; and making related repeals.

* For a more in-depth look at each section of the law, please visit:

Office of Open Records Contact Information:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Executive Director: Terry Mutchler
Deputy Director: Barry Fox
Chief Counsel: Leo L. Dunn

Union Area School District Open Records Officer:

Samantha Laverty
Contact @ 724-658-4775, ext. 2303

Download request forms here.