Act 3 of 2008, enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature, went into effect on January 1, 2009. The Act, also known as the Right-to-Know Law, defines which records of municipal government are or are not considered public information, sets forth a process through which citizens can obtain public information, and states a municipality’s responsibility to provide or right to withhold records and information. The law also created a new state agency, the Office of Open Records, and calls for the appointment of an Open Records Officer for each Pennsylvania municipality.
In Strasburg Borough, Borough Manager, Steven Echternach has been appointed Open Records Officer. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Strasburg Borough Police Department’s appointed Open Records Officer is Police Chief, Nick Ferretti. His email address is email@example.com.
Appeals for municipal records are heard by the Commonwealth Office of Open Records (see information below).
Appeals for Police records are heard either by the Commonwealth Office of Open Records or the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office (see information below) depending on the type of record requested.
- Strasburg Borough Public Records Inspection and Duplication Policy
- Strasburg Borough Request for Inspection or Duplication of Public Records (Right-to-Know)
- Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law
COMMONWEALTH OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS
Liz Wagenseller, Executive Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
LANCASTER COUNTY’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
50 North Duke Street
P. O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Telephone: (717) 299-8100