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Bucks County District Attorney's Office Open Records

The Right to Know Law (RTK Law) may be found at the website for Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records: http://openrecords.state.pa.us

All requests for records pursuant to the RTK Law, effective January 1, 2009, must be in writing, by fax, by e-mail or in person, and must be directed to:

Open Records Officer
Det. Lt. Robert M. Gorman

District Attorney’s Office
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: 215-348-6299
(E-mail) darighttoknow@co.bucks.pa.us
(Please note - this is for Open Records for the District Attorney's Office Only. Right to Know Requests/Open Records for the County of Bucks Government/Administration, can be found on the Open Records page.)

A standard request form is available through the link below:

            CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STANDARD REQUEST FORM

Each request will be processed in accordance with the RTK Law.  Please note that the request must be sufficiently “specific” to allow the District Attorney’s Office and the Open Records Officer to identify what is being sought.

Should the request for records be granted, the requestor may be charged a fee of 25 cents per page. 

Should the request for records be denied as the record is confidential and protected from disclosure by an exception set forth in the RTK Law, by a recognized privilege, or by another law or statute, you will be notified of the denial in writing.

A denial of a request for a criminal investigative record may be appealed.  In order to appeal a denial of a request for records, the original request must be in writing.  The appeal must be filed in writing within 15 days from the notice of denial and must state the specific grounds as to why the record requested is a “public record.”  An appeal of the denial of a request for a criminal investigative record must be forwarded to:

Appeals Officer
Karen A. Diaz

Chief Deputy District Attorney
District Attorney’s Office
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Appeals will be decided within 30 days of receipt of the appeal.

Any further appeal of the decision of the appeals officer involving a request for a criminal investigative record must be forwarded to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

For further information, please review the RTK Law and Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Records at http://openrecords.state.pa.us

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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