Right to Know Policy

Open Record Officer

The township hereby designates Office Manager, Candice Fausnacht the township Open Records Officer.

The Open Records Officer may be reached at : 361 Arch Street, PO Box 370, Wiconisco, PA 17097

Phone: 717-453-7571 Fax: 717-453-7544

Email: wictownship@yahoo.com


All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours (8am to 4:30pm) with the exception of weekends and holidays.


Requests shall be made in writing to the township Opens Records Officer on a form provided by the township or may be obtained online:

openrecords.state.pa.us and choose FORMS


Paper copies shall be $0.25 per page per side. The certification of a record is $1 per record.

Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints, color copies and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The township shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.


The township shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original township documents while taking reasonable measure to protect township documents from the possibility of theft, damage and/or modification.

The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible but not later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to Know Law.

Contact Information for Appeals

If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requestor may file an appeal in writing to Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234.

Appeals of criminal records shall be made to the District Attorney of Dauphin County, Ed Marsico, Dauphin County Courthouse - 2nd Floor, Front & Market Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Phone: 717-780-6767

Appeals Process

The appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the township's response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requestor asserts the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the township for delaying or denying the request.

RESOLVED AND ENACTED this 29th day of December 2008 by the Wiconisco Township Board Of Supervisors.