Right to Know Law

 

CONTACTS

Mandie Cantlin
Open Records Officer
East Bradford Township
666 Copeland School Road
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone (610) 436-5108
Fax (610) 436-8652
mcantlin@eastbradford.org

Erik Arneson, Executive Director
PA Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone (717) 346-9903
Fax (717) 425-5343
http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/index.cfm
http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/ContactOOR.cfm

 

On February 14, 2008, Governor Rendell signed into law Act 3, which amended the Right to Know Law. To request Township records (or view Township records), submit a Right to Know Request Form to the Open Records Officer.  Fees for copies are assessed in accordance with the Township Fee Schedule.  For more information, review the Township resolution and procedures for right to know requests.

 

COPYING PLANS

One of the most common requests the Township receives is for copies of plans (for example, when someone is preparing to submit a building permit and wants a copy of a property plan we have on file). Until recently, the Township granted these requests. However, due to recent case law, we can no longer copy engineered plans.  The courts have determined that engineered plans are protected by the Copyright Act and are therefore the property of the firm that created them. While you are still able to view these plans in our office, we can no longer make copies without consent of the owner. You can get the owner information from the plans and request copies directly from the firm that prepared them.