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
357 Filed
51 Completed
51 Rejected
81 No Responsive Documents
87 Awaiting Acknowledgement
22 Awaiting Response
37 Requiring Action
109 Overdue
Appeals
4 appeals awaiting response
Allowed Response Time
5 days
Average Response Time
87 days
Success Rate
14.85%

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Agency Requests Pages Released
Philadelphia Police Department 212 1,941
Mayor's Office 33 779
City Of Philadelphia 13 35
Philadelphia District Attorney 13 77
Philadelphia Law Department 12 167
Public Health 10 10
Philadelphia City School District 8 5,176
Information Technology, Pennsylvania 6 5
Department of Revenue 5 48
Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners 5 4