Request
Public records will be made available for inspection and copying at the Township Municipal Building during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of holidays.

Requests shall be in writing and directed to the Township Open Records Officer:

Anthony Hamaday, Township Manager
Marple Township
227 S. Sproul Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Written requests shall be on a form provided by the Township and shall include the date of the request, the name and address of the requester, and a clear description of the records sought.

Right to Know Request Form
Township Open Records Policy

Fees
Paper copies will be $.25 per page per side. IF mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. If a disk is requested, it will be provided by the Township at the cost of $35.00 per disk. A new disk will be necessary each time records are provided. Fax copies will be available at the cost of $.25 per page. IF "True and Correct Certification" is requested, an additional charge of $2.00 will be added. The Township will require prepayment of the total fees.

Response
The Township will make a good faith effort to provide the requested public records as promptly as feasible. The Township employees shall cooperate with those requesting to review and/or duplicate original Township documents while taking reasonable measures to protect Township documents from the possibility of theft and/or modification.

The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to all such requests in a manner consistent with Act 100 of 2002, the Open Records Law.

Appeals Process
If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file  an appeal with the  PA  Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Township's denial. The appeal shall state grounds on which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Township for denying the request. 

PA Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax:  717-425-5343
Email: openrecords@pa.gov
www. Openrecords.pa.gov

OPEN RECORDS