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RIGHT-TO-KNOW

OVERVIEW

The Office of the Budget strongly supports citizens’ right to obtain public records in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL). The office follows the commonwealth-wide policy set forth in    (PDF) and the specific policy and procedures established within the   (PDF)
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WHERE TO START

To facilitate access to records of public interest, the Office of the Budget makes certain documents available online. Many of our contracts are available to the public at the PA Treasury Department’s e-Library or at the Department of General Services’ e-Marketplace. Other public records may be published on the Office of the Budget website as deemed appropriate. 
If you are unable to find the records you seek online, the PA Office of Open Records (OOR) is a good place to start before you submit a RTKL request. The OOR makes available the full text of the RTKL, a listing of commonwealth agency open records officers, a Citizens’ Guide to the Right-to-Know Law, a standard form that can be used to submit requests, and numerous other helpful resources.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUEST 

The Office of the Budget accepts Right-to-Know Law requests via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time (except state holidays or other office closures). Requests received after our regular business hours are deemed received on the next day that the office is open for regular business. Requests should be directed to: 

 
Daniel Sharar
Agency Open Records Officer 
Office of the Budget 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
9th Floor | Forum Place 
555 Walnut Street | Harrisburg PA 17101 
Telephone: 717.787.6496 
Fax: 717.787.3376 

 
Remember that a RTKL request should identify the records that you wish to obtain. General questions and media inquiries not pertaining to requests for records should be directed to our Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications at 717.265.8078 or emailed to budget@pa.gov.