Open Records

POCONO TOWNSHIP OPEN RECORDS OFFICER may be contacted at:

Pamela Finkbeiner, Right-to-Know Officer
Pocono Township
P.O. Box 197
Tannersville, Pa. 18372

Phone: 570-629-1922
Fax: 570-629-7325
E-mail: pfinkbeiner@poconopa.gov

Requests

Requests shall be made in writing to the township Open Records Officer on the form provided by the township. Click here to download a copy of the form. 

Response

The Township shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original Township documents while taking reasonable measure to protect township documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.

The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

For more information about the state of Pennsylvania’s Open Record law, please click here.

Pocono Township Police Department

Open Records Officer
Chief of Police Kent Werkheiser
110 Township Drive
Tannersville, Pa. 18372
Phone: 570-629-7200 Ext. 235

General

All Documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of weekends and holidays.

Fees

Paper copies shall be 25 per page per side. The certification of a record is $15.00 per report. Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints, color copies and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The township shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.

Appeals Process

The appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the townships response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the records is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the township for delaying or denying the request.

Contact Information for Appeals

If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to:

Executive Director Erik Arneson
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, Pa. 17120-0225

Appeals of criminal records shall be made to the District Attorney of Monroe County:

Hon. E. David Christine
Monroe County District Attorney’s Office
Monroe County Courthouse, 1st Floor
7th and Monroe Streets
Stroudsburg, PA  18630