Open Records > Appeals Process – Procedural Guidelines

The Office of Open Records establishes 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. Please be advised that these guidelines are only temporary guidelines to facilitate the implementation of the law on January 1, 2009. These Procedural Guidelines will be replaced when formal regulations are promulgated. The Office of Open Records intends to gather as much public comment and input as possible prior to the regulations being published in final form and will welcome your input at that time.

All Guides and Forms are Adobe PDF Files

Appeals Process - Procedural Guidelines  - (Download PDFrevised September 2014 

Appeals Process - Citizens' Guide  - (Download PDFrevised July 2011

Appeal Form - General  - (Download PDF)

Appeal Form - Deemed Denied  - (Download PDF)