Right-to-Know Law Requests

Open Records Requests

The Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) is a law designed to guarantee that citizens have access to those records deemed public under the law.  Many records come under the definition of a public record open for inspection.

Please note that all emails and other communications sent to public officials may be deemed a public record and as a result, your identity and identifying information may be disclosed through a public records request.

All Right to Know Law requests are to be submitted through our online portal.  All RTKL requests received by the York County Office of Open Records during periods that the Office is closed, after business hours, weekends, during emergency events and Holidays shall be dated as received on the next business day that the York County Office of Open Records is open to the public.

To Make an Open Records Request:

First, search the Prothonotary's Database, the Recorder of Deeds Webstore, or the County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes and Agendas to see if the record you are seeking is already available online.

If the record is not listed, then…