Right To Know

Penbrook Borough Right-To-Know Policy

The policy below is for the Borough of Penbrook Only. Right-to-Know Requests pertaining to the Penbrook Police Department can be made at:

Section 1. Open Record Officer: The Borough of Penbrook hereby designates the Borough Manager, as the Penbrook Borough Open Records Officer. The Open Records Officer may be reached at:


Joe Hogarth
Penbrook Manager / Right-to-Know Officer
150 S. 28th Street
Penbrook, PA 17103
Phone: 717-232-3733; Fax: 717-233-8589
Email: manager@penbrook.org


Section 2. General: All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Penbrook Municipal Building during normal business hours ( Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm) with the exception of holidays.


Section 3. Requests: Requests shall be made in writing to the Penbrook Borough Open Records Officer by filling out THIS FORM and returning it via mail, fax, email, or in person at the above contact.


Section 4. Fees: Paper copies shall be 25¢ per page, per side, faxed copies shall be 50¢ per page, per side . The certification of a record shall be $5.00 per record. Reproduction of Photographs will be Costs plus 10% Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints, color copies, and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The Borough shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.


Section 5. Response: The Borough of Penbrook shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original documents while taking reasonable measure to protect Borough documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification. The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law. If access to a record is denied, the response shall include a reason for denial as stipulated in Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.


Section 6. Contact Information for Appeals: If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225.


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