The Borough of Emmaus is a public agency and subject to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act. The Borough of Emmaus recognizes that certain information is public record, and may be released to the public in a manner that does not compromise the effectiveness or operations of the agency.
The Borough of Emmaus also recognizes that it is not obligated to keep or create separate data bases to comply with the provisions of the Act.
The purpose of this is to explain the procedures for requesting information and how the information will be disseminated. For all records request with the Borough of Emmaus (with the exception of police requests), please use this Right to Know Request Form. For police records, individuals are asked to use this Right to Know Request Form.
All requests shall be in writing and signed by the person making the request. The following requests will not be accepted:
Requests for records shall be addressed to:
Requests for Police Department records shall be addressed to:
The following fees will be charged to the requestor when a written request for records is granted:
Public Information that may be released includes:
Denial of requests for information pursuant to the Right to Know Act may be appealed, pursuant to the Act.
Requests shall only be accepted by:
Information will be released in one of the following manners:
Non-Public Information: Information which will not be released includes but is not limited to:
Redaction of non-public information will occur when it is part of a document containing information that is not considered public under the terms of the Right to Know Act.
Individuals have the right to appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records if they do not agree with the decision of the Open Records Officer, pursuant to the requirements of the Open Records / Right to Know Act.
The appeal must be submitted to the Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Agency’s response. Appeals should be sent to:
Office of Open Records Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North St., 4th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
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