Procedural Guidelines

The Office of Open Records has established the following Procedural Guidelines to govern the appeals procedure when a Commonwealth or Local Agency denies a request for records, pursuant to Act 3 of 2008, the Right to Know Law, 65 P.S. §§67.101, et seq.   Additionally, the OOR has adopted and incorporates by reference, the following Amendments to its Procedural Guidelines:

Appeals Process - Procedural Guidelines (revised September 2015)

Procedural Guidelines Amendment - Appeal Filings & Submissions (Section IV.C.2.a-b)

Procedural Guidelines Amendment - In Camera Inspection of Records (Section V(E))

Appeals Process - Citizens' Guide (revised January 2021)

Appeal Form