The Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) became effective in January of 2009. It serves as a source for citizens, agencies, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of their government. Agencies are to ensure that citizens are provided access to records to which they are entitled. Equally important, requesters are to use good judgment in seeking records from the public body and not use this law to harass or overburden a public body from performing its other functions.
The Elk County Open Records website was created in order to make this process easier on both requestor and requestee.