Right To Know

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) was created in 2008 after the passage of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law (RTKL).  The objective of the RTKL is to empower citizens by providing access to information concerning governmental activities. Requests for records must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer and may be submitted by email, fax, mail or in person.  The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions.  After filing a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.

righttoknowThe Agency Open Records Officer for the Local Agency of Bedford County Government is:


Debra Brown, Agency Open Records Officer
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA  15522
Email:  dbrown@bedfordcountypa.org
Phone:  814-623-4807
Fax:  814-623-0991

If the record being requested is being denied pursuant to section 708(b)(16) as relating to a criminal investigation, appeals must be filed to the local District Attorney’s Office as follows:

According to section 503(d)(2) as it pertains to law enforcement records and Statewide officials, the office of the Bedford County District Attorney has designated appeals officers to hear appeals under Chapter II relating to access to criminal investigative records in possession of the local agency of Bedford County to be:

Ashlan Clark, District Attorney, districtattorney@bedfordcountypa.org, (814) 623-4855

Right to Know Documents and Forms
PA Right To Know Law
Right to Know Policy
Uniform Request Form
Fee Structure
General Appeal Form