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    Right To Know

    Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the release of records, not answering questions.  A record is defined as “any information regardless of its physical form or character that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and is created, received, or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”

    Jenks Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law.  The Township instituted a resolution to establish procedures for complying with the act.  Citizens need only complete an RTK Request Form to receive a public record.  A request may be made in person or by mail, email, or fax.

    Click here for the Right to Know Request Form

    To appeal the response to a request or for information concerning Pennsylvania’s open records laws, please contact the state Office of Open Records:

    Office of Open Records
    333 Market Street, 16th Floor
    Harrisburgh, PA  17126-0333
    Phone 717-346-9903  *  Fax 717-425-5343

    The township charges the fees listed in the Pennsylvania “Office of Open Records Official RTKL Fee Structure