In accordance with Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law (Act 3 of 2008), the Borough of Chambersburg makes available for public inspection records which meet the generally outlined qualifications as set forth in the Act.
PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS
Pursuant to the Right-To-Know Law, (Act 3 of 2008) (the “Act”), municipalities are required to make available for public inspection records which meet the generally outlined qualifications set forth in the Act. For more information regarding the Act, please contact the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Open Records at the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225, (717) 346-9903. They can also be reached at the following website http://openrecords.state.pa.us.
Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the Borough's Right-To-Know Request Form. The Borough of Chambesburg will also accept the forms supplied for making such requests by the Commonwealth Office of Public Records. All such requests should be submitted to the Borough’s Open Records Officer, by mail to 100 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201, by fax at (717) 264-0224 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Borough will reply to your request in the manner required by the Act. If you have questions about open records, you may contact the Borough’s Open Records Officer at (717) 251-2437.
Law enforcement audio & video recording requests
Under Act 22, a request for an audio or video recording in the possession of a law enforcement agency must be made within 60 days of the date the recording was made. Requests must be submitted via personal delivery or certified mail (§67A03). A written request must be submitted to the Agency Open Records Officer (AORO) for the law enforcement agency that possesses the record. The request is not officially received until it is personally delivered to the AORO, or when it is marked as "delivered" by certified mail. The request must include: The date, time and location of the event recorded; A statement describing the requester's relationship to the event recorded; and If the recorded incident took place inside a residence, the request must also identify every person present at the time of the recording, unless unknown and not reasonably ascertainable. Once a request is filed, the agency has 30 days to respond, although the requester and agency can agree to an extension.
- ACT 22: LAW ENFORCEMENT AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING REQUEST POLICY Policy & Request Form
- Additional Information on Law Enforcement Requests
100 South Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm