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Instructions, Policies and Procedures of the Commission Relating to the Right to Know Law


Submission of requests for access:  

Written requests for access to public records of the Commission shall be submitted using either the form designated as SEC-5 or the request form developed by the Office of Open Records. Requests for access to public records of the Commission must sufficiently identify or describe the requested records so as to enable a determination of which records are being requested. Requests shall be submitted to the following Open-Records Officer at the Commission’s Harrisburg Office: 

Robert Caruso, Executive Director 
Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission 
309 Finance Building 
P.O. Box 11470 
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1470 
Telephone: (717) 783-1610 or 1-800-932-0936 
FAX: (717) 787-0806 
E-Mail: RA-ethicsRTKL@pa.gov

Written requests must be submitted in person, by mail, by e-mail, or by facsimile transmission (FAX). Written requests must provide the name and address of the person to whom the response is to be sent.


The following fees shall apply to the provision of access to public records of the Commission:

  • The fee(s) for duplication will be as established by the Office of Open Records.  The Fee Structure can be found on the Office of Open Records web site. 
  • The fee for postage for mailing will be the actual cost of mailing.
  • Prepayment of fees may be required at the discretion of the Executive Director if such fees are expected to exceed $100. 

Contact Information for the Office of Open Records:

Erik Arneson, Executive Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor 
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343
E-mail:  openrecords@pa.gov