Open Records

Wayne County Office of Open Records has been established in order to comply with Act 3 of 2008, Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law.

Many of our Agencies and Departments handle record requests from the public as an ordinary course of business. This policy is not intended to preclude or limit continued access to those records. Each office will continue to assist the public as part of their agency business.

There is a wealth of information available on our website under the various offices pages. Please review this resource as you may find many of your questions answered there.

Records Requests

If a request is made for a record that an office determines is not “ordinary” in nature and/or if a requester wishes to do so, the request is made to the Office of Open Records under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know (RTK) Law.

A request under RTK can be made on the Uniform Request Form (PDF) from the Pennsylvania  Office of Open Records or on the Open Records Request Form (PDF)

A request will be accepted by mail, fax, email or in person directly to the Wayne County Office of Open Records.

Fee Structure

Wayne County Office of Open Records has established a fee structure (PDF) in accordance with guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The fee structure may be amended from time to time.

Summary Release

The Wayne County Office of Open Records will also release a summary of the Right-to-Know requests received and the response as to their disposition from time-to-time. This information will be available from the Wayne County Office of Open Records.


Any appeals of a decision to deny access to a record by the Wayne County Open Records Office can be appealed to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. An appeals officer will be assigned by that office. Their contact information is as follows:

Terry Mutchler, Executive Director / Barry Fox, Deputy Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
400 N Street
Commonwealth Keystone Building Plaza Level
Harrisburg PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717-346-9903
Email Pennsylvania Open Records