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
123 Filed
26 Completed
22 Rejected
30 No Responsive Documents
9 Awaiting Acknowledgement
16 Awaiting Response
22 Overdue
Appeals
None
Allowed Response Time
5 days
Average Response Time
87 days
Success Rate
22.76%

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Agency Requests Pages Released
Philadelphia Police Department 79 1,505
Mayor's Office 12 303
Philadelphia Law Department 7 104
Philadelphia City School District 5 5,149
Department of Revenue 5 48
Philadelphia District Attorney 4 13
Mayor's Office of Public Safety 3 59
Philadelphia Parking Authority 3 18
Airport 2 0
Public Health 2 7