It is the policy of West Whiteland Township to afford any individual or business the opportunity to examine or copy public records at reasonable hours and places.
The Pennsylvania "Right to Know" law requires municipalities to provide access to "public records" which is specifically defined by the law. The Right to Know law now defines "public records" to include financial accounts, minutes, orders or decisions, regardless of physical form or characteristics. In addition, other Pennsylvania laws provide that specific information, such as permit applications, are available to the public. It is the Township's intent to conform to all state laws governing the access of public records.
Information may be examined or copied in the form available to the Township at the Township's municipal building. The Township is not required to sort information, extract data or prepare reports in formats which are not in the Township's possession. The Township is not required to release public records to the custody of others.
Please read the Policies and Procedures Resolution for more information.