Right-to-Know Requests

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law (Act 3 of 2008), the Municipality of Norristown is responsible for ensuring that residents have access to public records.

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Guarantee of Access

The Right-To-Know Law guarantees the right of residents to access, view, and obtain copies of public records in the possession of state and local government agencies. The Law defines a “record” as “information, regardless of physical form, that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and that is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business, or activity of the agency.”

Learn More

To learn more about what records can be requested and about the types of information exempt from the Right-To-Know Law, meaning that they cannot be requested, view our downloadable Right-To-Know Request Form (PDF).

Online Right-to-Know Request

Complete an online Right-to-Know Request.

Police Record Request Denial Appeals

Appeals for police record request denials should be submitted to:
Deputy District Attorney
Coonahan District Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404

The Deputy District Attorney serves as the Appeals Officer for all police departments and law enforcement agencies within Montgomery County. View the District Attorney's Right to Know Appellate Procedure.

Important Notice

The Right-To-Know Law grants the Municipality five business days to respond upon receiving your request. Should the Municipality find it necessary, a 30 day extension may be allotted to the agency for additional time to respond to your request.