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RTKL Appeals, Forms, and Resources

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.


If you wish to file an appeal, visit the PA Office of Open Records website for additional information. An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Office of Open Records

333 Market Street, 16th Floor

Harrisburg, PA  17101-2234

Phone:  717-346-9903

Fax:  717-425-5343

Email:  [email protected]