Right to Know Requests
Pennsylvania’s Right to Know laws give the public access to the public records of government agencies. The Department of the Auditor General’s Right to Know (RTK) policy can be found here.
Please keep in mind that submitting a Right to Know request is different from simply asking for information. Before submitting a request, consider whether you are seeking records or just have a question.
If you wish to ask a question rather than request a record, click here.
Where to Find Past Audits and Reports
It is not necessary to submit a formal RTK request for past audits and reports; they are available online here. Use the fields in the search feature to narrow down the results.
How to Submit a Formal RTK Record Request
Click here to open the request form. After filling it out completely, follow the instructions below.
To submit via email:
Before closing the completed form, click the download icon to save it to your computer. Then, attach the form to an email and send it to: RTKOfficer@PaAuditor.gov
To submit via mail, fax or in person:
Before closing the completed form, click the print icon.
Mail or deliver the form to the following address:
Open Records Officer
Department of the Auditor General
224 Finance Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0018
To submit by fax, send the form to 717-772-1287.
The Department of the Auditor General accepts written requests for public records by mail, fax, via email, or by delivery in person* during our regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding state holidays).
*NOTICE: The Department of the Auditor General’s physical offices remain open on a limited basis due to COVID-19 protocols. At this time, we are unable to accept in-person delivery of requests. While the Department remains committed to serving the public and will continue to process Open Records requests, our ability to access and provide requested records may be impacted by the limited hours that our physical offices are open. The Department appreciates the public’s understanding and patience during this time.
The Department of the Auditor General cannot produce records that belong to other government agencies. The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records maintains contact information for every registered agency in the Commonwealth.