- Public Records
- Open Records
Fayette County complies with Pennsylvania's Right To Know Law, which took effect January 1, 2009 and which guarantees citizens access to public records of governmental agencies, as defined by law.
On December 18, 2008 the Fayette County Board of Commissioners appointed an Open-Records Officer, adopted the state-based Fee Structure (PDF), and also approved a Guide. The Guide includes a Policy and Procedure specific to Fayette County and in accordance with state law.
Make a Request
Requests for access to public records, under Pennsylvania's Right To Know Law, are to be directed to the Open-Records Officer.
If you wish to have access to a public record, as defined under the law, please complete the Right to Know Request Form. A PDF version of the form can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
Requests for a public record made in person will be filled, however, to take advantage of the appeal process requests must be in writing.
Fayette County will fulfill verbal, written or anonymous verbal or written requests for access to public records, however, if the requester wishes to pursue the relief and remedies provided under the Act, the request for access to records must be a written request.
Fayette County has adopted the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records Fee Structure (PDF), to be actual costs and up to costs, as listed.
There is no fee to view a public record.
- I want a copy of a Marriage License or Death Certificate. Do I complete a Right To Know Request Form and contact the Right To Know Officer?
- I want copy(ies) of deeds. Do I complete a Right To Know Request Form and contact the Right To Know Officer?
- I want copies of Minutes to the Commissioner Meetings, Salary Board Meetings, Retirement Board Meeting and Prison Board Meetings. Do I need to complete a Right To Know Form?
- Do I need to contact the Right To Know Officer to obtain a copy of the current or past years General Fund Budget?