Open Records

Ensuring open and honest government is a bedrock principle of democracy. It can only be attained through the unfettered exchange of information between citizens and their government. A citizen’s right-to-know, sometimes known as freedom of information, fosters accountability, prevents abuses of power and promotes trust in government. Pennsylvania has codified this important right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right-to-Know law.

All requests for public records of the County under this policy shall be specific in identifying and describing each public record requested. In no case shall the County be required to create a public record which does not exist or to compile, maintain, format or organize a public record in a manner in which the County does not currently compile, maintain, format or organize the public record. All requests for public records shall be submitted in writing and on a form provided by the County, as attached hereto entitled "Public Record Review/Duplication Request," or the form published by the State Office of Open Records.

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301 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
Phone: (570) 265-1727
Fax: (570) 265-1729

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