Right to Know FAQs

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Right to Know
What information is required on the request form on this website?

Your full name, email address, and what information you are requesting is required. The form will also ask you for how you'd like to receive your requested information (e.x. inspecting the records or receiving copies) and some details about your request. 

What ways can I submit a request?

A request can be submitted by mail, fax, online form or in person directly. Download the RTK Request Form.

Where do I send the RTK Request Form after I download and fill it out?

You can submit by:

  • Mail to: Upper Darby Township, 100 Garrett Road – Room 206, Upper Darby, PA 19082-3135. Mailed requests must be enclosed in an envelope and labeled: Right to Know Request. Attention: Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Fax to 610-734-7709, please label the cover letter: Right to Know Request. Attention: Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Coming In Person directly to the CAO Office at 100 Garrett Road – Room 206.
If I asked for the information to be mailed to me do I have to pay postage?

Yes. You will be charged the fee of the actual postage.

Where can I find out more information about the Right to Know Law?

The primary place we would recommend is the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website.

How do I file an appeal?

Just as it says on the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records How to File an Appeal web page:

To file an appeal under the Right-to-Know law, a citizen must provide the following:

  • A copy of the RTK request
  • A copy of the Agency’s response (or a written statement that the request was deemed denied meaning the Agency didn’t respond at all).
  • State the grounds they assert this is a public record
  • Address any ground stated by the agency

You must provide this within 15 business days from the date that the Agency [Upper Darby Township] mailed to you a denial letter or the date that the request was “deemed denied.” When an agency does not respond to you in writing with five business days of your written RTK request that request is “deemed denied.” If an agency did not respond, please indicate this in writing.

You must provide the required information no later than the 15th business day or your appeal will be untimely under the law and therefore cannot be processed. If that time frame has expired, or will expire, before you provide to us the required information, you will have to file another RTK request with the Agency.

When we receive your completed file, we will assign a docket number, send you a an acknowledgment letter and assign an Appeals Officer to process your appeal.

Appeals should be sent to the Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225. They may also be submitted via facsimile to 717-425-5343 or via email.