RTKL at OOR

Are you requesting records from a local government, school district, or state agency but are unsure where or whom to direct your request to? Please click here for a database of Agency Open Records Officers.

Are you requesting records such as birth or death certificates, divorce records, marriage licenses, criminal proceedings, background check, or police report? Please click here for a chart of records most commonly requested.

Are you requesting records from the Office of Open Records, meaning records that were created by Office of Open Records employees such as open records appeal files? The OOR decides appeals of denied requests, maintaining records only related to its operations, and is not a general repository or warehouse for government records.

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The OOR's Open Records officer is:

George Spiess, Open Records Officer
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Email: RTK-OOR@pa.gov
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343

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.

Please see the OOR RTKL Request Policy and the OOR Public Access Policy for additional information about requesting records from the OOR. In addition, the OOR maintains a table showing every RTK request received by the OOR this year to date.

For non-OOR records, click here for a database of AORO contact information.
(Provide as much specific detail as possible so the OOR can identify the information.)
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Maximum file size: 10MB per attachment
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PUBLIC RECORD NOTICE: All filings with the Office of Open Records will be public records and subject to public access with limited exceptions. If you do not want to include personal contact information in a publicly accessible record, please provide alternate contact information.
** 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 **

RTK-OOR@pa.gov

Standard Right-to-Know Request Form | PDF and DOCX (updated Feb. 3, 2020)


George Spiess
Open Records Officer
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Standard Right-to-Know Request Form | PDF and DOCX (updated Feb. 3, 2020)


717-425-5343

Standard Right-to-Know Request Form | PDF and DOCX (updated Feb. 3, 2020)


Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101