PA Open Records Act
The New Hope Borough Open Records Officer is Borough Manager Cathryn Thomas. For assistance with a Right To Know request, call 215-862-3347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Open Records Officer performs specific functions under state law:
When the Open Records Officer receives a request for a public record, he or she will:
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.
Duplication of Public Records
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 web site.