Effective May 1, 2018, the DEP Right-to-Know office will require prepayment for all Right-to-Know requests where costs are incurred. Requesters will be provided with an estimate on the cost of copying, flash drives, postage, etc., prior to duplication and mailing.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are seeking information about any of the following DEP topics, please click on the links below:
Please visit DEP's Site Map page for a complete listing of the content available on our website.
Information about the subjects below can be found on other Commonwealth of Pennsylvania websites.
Please note that private wells are NOT regulated by DEP.
BEFORE FILING A RIGHT TO KNOW LAW REQUEST, CONSIDER REQUESTING A FILE REVIEW FIRST. CLICK ON INFORMAL FILE REVIEW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
To obtain access to DEP information under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL), you can complete the online form listed below and submit it electronically, or print it out and email it or fax it to 717-705-8023, or mail it to the Agency Open Records Officer ("AORO") at: Agency Open Records Officer, DEP/BOS, PO Box 8473, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8473 or you can contact the Agency Open Records Officer at 717-787-2043.
RTKL requests are not considered submitted if sent to anyone other than at the contact information above.
RTKL document requests are for public records, unless subject to an exemption from disclosure under the RTKL. Also, in the event of an appeal to the Office of Open Records (OOR) from an agency denial of a RTKL request, the OOR may consider the request, the appeal and any other records to be public.
Click Here to Complete the Right-To-Know Online Form