Right To Know

Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the release of records, not answering questions.  A record is defined as “any information regardless of its physical form or character that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and is created, received, or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”

North Shenango Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law.  Citizens need only complete an RTK Request Form to receive a public record.  A request may be made in person or by mail, email, or fax.

Click here for the Right to Know Request Form

Name of AORO
Township Secretary
11586 Linn Road, Espyville , PA 16424
Phone# 724-927-2568
Fax# 724-927-9447
Email – AORO’s email address is a resource account.

To appeal the response to a request or for information concerning Pennsylvania’s open records laws, please contact the state Office of Open Records:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburgh, PA  17126-0333
Phone 717-346-9903  *  Fax 717-425-5343


The following fees will be payable for copies of public records before delivery of the records.

  • Copies – 25¢ per page
  • Certification – $5.00 per record
  • Records (such as plans, color copies, non-standard size documents)-Actual cost
  • Actual cost of postage if records mailed
  • 50¢ per page if records are faxed at the instruction of Requestor
  • Other costs permitted by the Open Records Law
  • If the total fees are likely to exceed $100.00, prepayment of the estimated amount will be due upon request.