Request OOR Records

Before you use this form, please read the following carefully -- it will help speed your response time.
This form is only for requesting records from the Office of Open Records. Do not use it for requesting records from any other agency.

Make sure to request information from the appropriate agency

Before filing your request, please note that the OOR decides appeals of denied requests for government records and is NOT a warehouse of records for state and local agencies. Each agency is responsible for maintaining its own records and should be requested from the relevant agency.

To help put requesters in contact with the agencies that have the records they are looking for, we created a chart showing commonly requested records and the agency from which you can request those records. We also maintain lists of open records officers throughout the Commonwealth and provide contact information for the agencies that have registered with us. See the OOR's Citizens' Guide for more information.

If you are unable to locate the agency where you would like to direct your request, please give us a call and we will help point you in the right direction.

What to expect when you file a request for OOR records

When the OOR receives a request for records, a request tracking number is assigned and the OOR's Open Records Officer reviews the request and prepares a response. Generally speaking, a response will be issued within five business days of the date the request is received. If additional time is required to prepare the response, the OOR may invoke a thirty calendar day extension under the RTKL. Here is a table showing every RTK request received by the OOR by year.


(Provide as much specific detail as possible so the OOR can identify the information.)
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Maximum file size: 10MB
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Printable versions of this form (revised March 2014):
** PLEASE NOTE: RETAIN A COPY OF THIS REQUEST FOR YOUR FILES **
** IT IS A REQUIRED DOCUMENT IF YOU WOULD NEED TO FILE AN APPEAL **
** YOU WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF YOUR SUBMISSION VIA EMAIL **