Right to Know

The Right to Know Law (RTK) may be found at the website of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records.

All requests for records pursuant to the RTK Law, effective January 1, 2009, must be in writing, by fax, by email, or in person, and must be directed to:
Open Records Officer
Timothy Lutes, Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney’s Office
100 N Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: 215-348-6299
Email the Right to Know Law

Submit a Request

Each request will be processed in accordance with the RTK Law. Please note that the request must be sufficiently “specific” to allow the District Attorney’s Office and the Open Records Officer to identify what is being sought. Should the request for records be granted, the requestor may be charged a fee of 25 cents per page.

Should the request for records be denied as the record is confidential and protected from disclosure by an exception set forth in the RTK Law, by a recognized privilege, or by another law or statute, you will be notified of the denial in writing.

Appeals

A denial of a request for a criminal investigative record may be appealed. In order to appeal a denial of a request for records, the original request must be in writing. The appeal must be filed in writing within 15 days from the notice of denial and must state the specific grounds as to why the record requested is a “public record.” An appeal of the denial of a request for a criminal investigative record must be forwarded to:
Appeals Officer
Eugene Tsvilik
Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney’s Office
100 N Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Appeals will be decided within 30 days of receipt of the appeal. Any further appeal of the decision of the appeals officer involving a request for a criminal investigative record must be forwarded to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.