Right to Know Request
Many commonly requested records are publicly available by contacting the County departments directly. Please see a list of commonly requested records below and which County departments or other agencies you can contact to request these records.
|Type of Record||Department or Agency|
|Assessment Data||Assessment Data Report Request|
|Background Checks||Pennsylvania State Police|
|Birth Certificates/Death Certificates||Pennsylvania Department of Health|
|Criminal Records, Criminal Court Documents||Clerk of Courts Office - 610-344-4283 or [email protected]|
|Criminal and Appellate Docket Sheets||Pennyslvania Unified Judicial System Web Portal|
|Civil Court Documents||Prothonotary's Office - 610-344-4140 or [email protected]|
|Court Transcripts||Court Reporters|
|Deeds||Recorder of Deeds - 610-344-6330 or [email protected]|
|Divorce Records||Prothonotary's Office - 610-344-4140 or [email protected]|
|Environmental Assessments||Request to Examine Records (Environmental Assessments)|
|Marriage Records||Register of Wills Office - 610-344-6335 or [email protected]|
|Oaths of Office for Elected Officials||Prothonotary's Office - 610-344-4140 or [email protected]|
|Restaurant Inspection Reports||Health Department|
|Wills||Register of Wills Office - 610-344-6335 or [email protected]|
|Zoning Records, Building Permits, Certificates of Occupancy, etc.||Municipality where property is located.|
Submit a Request for Records
A fee is charged for all copies. Copies will not be provided until the fee has been paid. In a few instances (such as a request for a deed), the fees will be determined by a statute other than the Open Records Law.
The County does not charge for time spent redacting or blacking out nonpublic information in a public document, but the County will charge for making all copies needed to produce redacted material for viewing by the requester.
You will receive a response within five business days of the Open Records Office’s receipt of your request.
If you disagree with a determination of the Open Records Office, you may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. Visit the PA Office of Open Records website for guidelines and forms for appeals.