Open Records – Right To Know

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania updated an important right of its citizens to access government records with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know law, or Open Records law. Under this law, all government records are presumed to be open to public review; a citizen no longer has to prove a record or document is open to review. Now, the borough must presume that a record is a public record available for inspection or copying. If the government agency chooses to withhold a record, the agency has the burden to prove – with legal citation – why that record should not be available to the public.

Borough Open Records Officer: Valorie L. Huckabee, Open Records Officer
2523 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sayre, Pa. 18840 tel: 570-888-2125

More Information: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Open Records website. The Open Records Office developed a Citizen’s Guide which is available at their web site.

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