Right To Know

In 2008, Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law was passed. The objective of this law is to empower citizens by affording them access to information concerning the activities of their government.  The law is designed to promote access to official government information to prohibit secrets, scrutinize the actions of public officials, and make public officials and agencies accountable for their actions.

The full text of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law may be found at:http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/Documents/RTKL/pa_righttoknowlaw.pdf.


Making a Right-to-Know Request

Requests for Bethel Township records should be directed to the Right-to-Know Officer using either the state Standard Right-to-Know Record Request Form or the Bethel Township Record Request Form.


Bethel Township's Right to Know Officer:

Michael Maddren, Esq.
1092 Bethel Road
Garnet Valley, PA 19060

(610) 459-1529 phone
(610) 459-2921 fax


Pennsylvania Office of Open Records:

You have a right to appeal, if the information you have requested from Bethel Township is denied, in writing within 15 days of the Township's written denial to: Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17120-0225 or via the Office of Open Records Online Appeal Form.

Phone:  717-346-9903
E-mail:  openrecords@pa.gov
Website:  openrecords.state.pa.us