Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Public Records Guide

Falls under Pennsylvania public records law

As of February 1, 2012, the City has enacted a Right to Know Policy, available for download here that requires that requesters use the statewide form (available here) for requests to be considered official. Requests submitted directly without this form will be considered “informal.”

Stats

Request Record
386 Filed
52 Completed
57 Rejected
85 No Responsive Documents
103 Awaiting Acknowledgement
23 Awaiting Response
38 Requiring Action
126 Overdue
Appeals
4 appeals awaiting response
Allowed Response Time
5 days
Average Response Time
89 days
Success Rate
13.99%

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Agency Requests Pages Released
Philadelphia Police Department 231 1,984
Mayor's Office 33 779
Philadelphia District Attorney 15 94
City Of Philadelphia 14 36
Philadelphia Law Department 13 168
Philadelphia City School District 11 5,178
Philadelphia Department Of Public Health 10 10
Information Technology, Pennsylvania 6 5
Department of Revenue 5 48
Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners 5 4