Right to Know

Forty-sixth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas

Information Concerning Act 3 of 2008, the Pennsylvania Right-to-know Law &
Rule of Judicial Administration 509, procedures governing the right to inspect and obtain certain financial records.

Court Records Officer:  § 502 (a)(I)

F. Cortez Bell
District Court Administrator

County Records Officer:

Marianne Sankey

Court Appeals Officer:  § 503 (b)

Hon. Fredric J. Ammerman, President Judge  OR his designee

Please send all for court-related information as follows:

Attn: Court Records Officer
Clearfield County Courthouse
230 E. Market St., Ste. 228
Clearfield, PA  16830-2448
Please send all requests for county-related information as follows:

Attn: Marianne Sankey
Clearfield County Administrative Building
212 East Locust Street
Clearfield, PA  16830

As the disclosure of certain financial records are governed by both Act 3 of 2008 and Pa. R.J.A. 509, the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (UJS) has created a public website to allow assess to financial information eligible under the Act.  You are encouraged to click here and visit the UJS website first before making a request directly to the Court Records Officer.

The following is a brief outline of the procedures to be followed by requesters of information, pursuant to Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

  • 703: all written requests for information should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the agency to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include the name and address to which the agency should address its response.  A written request need not include any explanation of the requester’s reason for requesting or intended use of the records unless otherwise required by law.

To assist you in making a written request for records, a form as been created for your use.  Although this form is not required, we encourage the use when requesting records to assure that your request is clear and details all necessary information so as to ascertain the information/records you are seeking.

County/General Right To Know Request Form: Click Here
Court Related Right to Know Request Form: Click Here

Once a request has been made, the open-records officer is required to make a determination to grant or deny the request in whole or in part, which will be in writing and which will be sent to the requester.  See Act § 903.  If the requester does not agree with the determination, the Act provides for certain rights of appeal. See Act § 1101.

As allowed under the Act, there is a charge for certain information requested to be reproduced.  Please note that “all applicable fees shall be paid in order to receive access to the requested information.”  See § 901.

The following is a fee outline:

  • Photocopying: 11+ pages–$0.15/per page
  • CD: $5.00 each
  • Postage: actual cost

If you are submitting payment by check, please make the check payable to “Clearfield County.”

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