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:
If the record is not listed, then…
- Read the county’s Open Records/Public Records Policy to become familiar with the county’s open records process.
- Visit York County’s Open Records Center to submit a request, to search the Public Records Archive, to view documents under Trending Topics and to find additional information on Open Records requests (please note that this is a new site and the archive and trending topics will populate in the next few months).
- For public records requests directed to the York County District Attorney's Office, please visit the York County District Attorney's Right to Know page.
- For public record requests related to the Court of Common Pleas of York County, the 19th Judicial District, please use the Open Financial Records Request form.
- Requests for Voter Registration and Elections open records fall under the Election Code and not the Right To Know Law and must be submitted through the York County Voter Registration and Elections Department.
- All other requests should go through the York County Open Records Center.