Radnor Township adopted an Open Public Records Access Policy to assure compliance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania "Right-to-Know Law" 65 P.S. §§ 66.1 - 66.9, as amended by Act 3 of 2008, effective January 1, 2009.
How Do I Request a Township Record?
|Submit an online request through the Right-to-Know Request Portal.|
|Mail or In-Person||
Complete a Right-to-Know Request Form and mail/return to:
|Fax||Complete a Right-to-Know Request Form and fax to 610-688-1279
(Attn: Open Records Officer).
How Do I Request a Township Police Recording (Video & Audio)?
Act 22 of 2017 (specifically, Chapter 67A of the Act) established a new process for requesting audio and video recordings in the possession of law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. Act 22 applies to individuals seeking "any audio recording or video recording made by a law enforcement agency." The Right-to-Know Law does not apply to requests for these recordings.
Under Act 22, a request for an audio or video recording in the possession of a law enforcement agency must be made within 60 days of the date the recording was made. Requests must be submitted in person or by certified mail (§67A03). A written request must be submitted to the Agency Open Records Officer (AORO) for the law enforcement agency that possesses the record. The request is not officially received until it is personally delivered to the AORO, or when it is marked as "delivered" by certified mail to Open Records Officer, Radnor Township, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087-5297.
The request, which may be submitted on Radnor Township's Request for Police Audio and Video Recording form, must include:
- The date, time and location of the event recorded;
- A statement describing the requester's relationship to the event recorded; and
- If the recorded incident took place inside a residence, the request must also identify every person present at the time of the recording, unless unknown and not reasonably ascertainable.
Once a request is filed, the agency has 30 days to respond, although the requester and agency can agree to an extension.
Visit the PA Office of Open Records website for additional information about the procedure for requesting Police audio and video recordings in Pennsylvania under Act 22.
How do I contact the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records?
For more information regarding Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law and/or to file an appeal with the State Office of Open Records, please contact them at:
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Web: PA Office of Open Records
Annual Totals of Right to Know Requests
- 2021: 1837 recorded and processed
- 2020: 1017 recorded and processed
- 2019: 741 recorded and processed
- 2018: 658 recorded and processed
- 2017: 710 recorded and processed
- 2016: 459 recorded and processed
- 2015: 611 recorded and processed
- 2014: 661 recorded and processed
- 2013: 641 recorded and processed
- 2012: 584 recorded and processed
- 2011: 632 recorded and processed
- 2010: 395 recorded and processed