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Open Records Request

Right-To-Know Law

In an effort to allow citizens to keep informed about the actions of government, the Pennsylvania State Legislature enacted the new Right-To-Know Law which takes effect on January 1, 2009.

Requests from the Borough of California should be directed to:
Shirley Evans
225 Third Street
California, PA 15419
724-938-2068 or 724-938-8878

Request forms are available at the California Borough Municipal Building and online at http://openrecords.state.pa.us

Upon receiving the request, the municipality has 5 business days to notify the requestor that their request has been granted, partially granted, or denied. If your request has been denied and you wish to appeal this decision, you may contact:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
717-346-9903

Please note that you are not eligible to appeal unless your request was submitted in writing.

California Borough will do its best to provide requestors with the information they desire, however, some records are not considered public. These records include but are not limited to certain personnel information, active legal proceedings or investigations, location of habitat of endangered species, historical records that may be too fragile for duplication, location of critical infrastructure, etc.

The requestor will be required to pay for duplication and certification of records if this service is desired. The Borough of California follows the fee structure set forth by the Office of Open Records.