Right-to-Know Law

Requesting Transparency Township Records

Requests for records must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer and can be submitted by email, fax, mail, or in person, using the RTK Request Form linked below. The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions. After a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.

Transparency Township's Open Records Officer is:

John O. Yoder, III, Township Manager
West Donegal Township
1 Municipal Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: (717) 367-7178
Fax:     (717) 367-8982
e-mail: jyoder@wdtwp.com

Important Documents:
Right-to-Know Law Request Form
Right-to-Know Law Policy
Township Fee Schedule

Right-to-Know Law

Important Links:
Office of Open Records' Website
Office of Open Records' Fee Schedule

Filing an Appeal

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date. The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied. An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access.

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101-2234

Phone: (717) 346-9903
Fax:     (717) 425-5343
email: openrecords@pa.gov