DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
Pennsylvania Open Records Act Information
The New Hope Borough Open Records Officer is the Borough Manager, John Burke, who may be contacted at 215 862 3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Open Records Officer performs specific functions under state law:
• receives requests for public records,
• directs requests to other appropriate persons within the Borough or to the appropriate persons in another agency,
• tracks the Borough's progress in responding to requests, and
• issues interim and final responses.
When the Open Records Officer receives a request for a public record, he or she will:
• stamp the date of receipt on the written request,
• compute the day on which the five-day response expires and make a notation of that date on the written request,
• maintain an electronic or paper copy of a written request, including all documents submitted with the request until the request has been fulfilled, and
• create a file and keep all of the following:
• the original request,
• a copy of the response, and
• a record of written communications with the requester.
If the request is denied, the written request will be maintained for 30 days.
If an appeal is filed, the records will be maintained until a final determination is issued or the appeal is deemed denied.
All requests for public records of New Hope Borough must be specific in identifying and describing with sufficient detail each public record requested.
The Open Records Officer, or his or her designee, shall be present when all public records are inspected and examined.
In no case shall New Hope Borough be required to create a public record which does not exist or to compile, maintain, format or organize a public record in a manner in which New Hope Borough does not compile, maintain, format or organize the public record.
The Open Records Officer is responsible for charging reasonable fees for the duplication of public records.
Open Records Act Request Form
Additional information is available at the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website.
Applications, Forms & Guidelines
The following permit applications, forms and guidelines are available in PDF format and viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar program. If you need a current version of Acrobat, click here. Other forms are available at 123 New Street or by calling 215 862 3347.
Community Room Guidelines, Policies, and Forms
Alcohol and Catering Now Prohibited at Comunity Room
Business Privilege License and Tax Application
Open Records Act Request Form
Request for Service/Complaint
TV, Film and Video Production Application
Procedures for Liquor License Transfers
Liquor License Transfer Application
Special Event Permit Information & Forms
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
PennDOT Special Event Permit Application for Processions, Assemblages and Special Activities
Advisory Boards and Commissions
Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) Application for Certificate of Appropriateness
Application for Permit to Use Borough Parks
Shade Tree Commission Application
Shade Tree Commission Approved Plant and Shade Tree List
Zoning Hearing Board Application
Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals Application
General Information on Land Use and Construction Projects
PaDEP Asbestos NESHAP Regulations
New Business Information and Forms Packet
Use and Occupancy & Use Registration Information & Application
Landlord Registration Statement and Application
Zoning Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Construction Permit Procedures
Building Code Permit Application
Plumbing Code Permit Application
Mechanical Code Permit Application
Electrical Code Permit Application
Temporary Structure/Tent Application
Professional Services Agreement for Sketch Plan Review
Sketch Plan Application
Professional Services Agreement for Subdivision and Land Development Applications
Subdivision and Land Development Application
Conditional Use Application
Change of Zoning Application
Stormwater Management Plan Application
Streets, Sidewalks, & Driveways
Road Opening, Sidewalk and Driveway Application
Police Services Reimbursement Agreement
NOTE: The applications and permit forms will open in a new window. Once you print the form, close the window and you will still be on the main Borough web site.