Right to Know/Open Records

Please read the following advisory issued by the PA Office of Open Records during the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

Requesters:  Unless you have an urgent need to access records, please do not file any new RTKL requests at this time.  Additionally, in most cases, inspecting records will not be possible during emergency; if a request is necessary, please seek copies of records (preferably electronic).

Please also note that any day on which the municipal office is closed shall not count towards the statutory deadline for responding to a request for records.  The Open Records Officer will process any requests in the order received, and only on days when the municipal office is open for business.

Thank you for your patience.  Stay healthy.


Jane C. Billings

Borough Manager/Secretary

Swarthmore Borough

121 Park Avenue

Swarthmore, PA  19081

Phone:  610-543-4599

Fax:  610-543-1833



Pennsylvania Office of Open Records

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Office of Open Records

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, 4th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone:  717-346-9903

Fax: 717-425-5343


Swarthmore Borough Right-to-Know Request Form can be found here. Written requests may be submitted to the Borough in person, by mail, by fax, or as an attachment to an e-mail.

Information about the Borough's Policies and Procedures in Compliance with the Pennsylvania Open Records Act can be found here.

A Citizen's Guide to the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act can be found here.