Right to Know Law (RTKL) Requests
Information about filing Right to Know (RTK) Requests
Right to Know Law Procedures for Responding to Requests
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. §67.101 et seq. (RTKL), the Department of Community and Economic Development (“Agency”) sets forth the following policies, process and procedures, regarding responses by the Agency to requests made pursuant to the RTKL, in addition to complying with the policies set forth in Management Directive 205.36 at Management Directive.
In addition, to facilitate access to documents of public interest and reduce the need for RTKL requests, the Agency makes many documents public. The Agency publishes its executed contracts (July 1, 2008 and after) on the Department of Treasury database which may be found at http://contracts.patreasury.org/search.aspx pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 17 of the RTKL, 65 P.S. §§ 67.1701-1702.
The Department also posts summary information about many of its contracts on its website and statistical and financial information about Pennsylvania’s local governments here.