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Open Records Information

  • Open Records Officer: Steven R. Spochart, RASC Executive Director

Right-to-Know Request Policy

This written policy outlines the proper procedures for requesting records from the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the:

  • Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County Open Records Officer at (814) 443-2780

How to Submit a Right-to-Know Request to the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County:

  1. All RTKL requests for records must be in writing. Each request must identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County to ascertain which records are being requested. Each request must also provide a name and address to which the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County response will be directed.
  2. All requests must be in one of the following formats and addressed to the Redevelopment Authority’s Open Records Officer, as follows:
    • Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County
      ATTN: Open Records Officer
      Steven R. Spochart, Executive Director
      300 N. Center Avenue, Suite 520
      Somerset, PA 15501
    • Email:
    • Fax: 1-814-445-4570

Requests may be sent to the Redevelopment Authority  via mail, fax, or in person during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays and official office closings).

  1. Additional forms and guidelines.

Contact Us

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Open Records Officer:
Phone: (814) 443-2780
Fax: (814) 445-4570
Street Address: 300 N. Center Avenue, Suite 520, Somerset, PA  15501

If a written request for records is granted, the following fees will be charged to the requestor:

  •  $0.25 per page for duplication /copy as per definition in Appendix B of RASC Right to Know Policy
  •  Actual costs for postage, facsimile or other media, and for duplication of specialized records /requests.

RTKL fees for duplication are established by the Office of Open Records, as posted on its web site at  As expressly provided by 65 P.S. §67.1307(g), the Agency is authorized to charge requesters reasonable fees for necessarily incurred costs.

  1. Requesters must pay all applicable RTKL fees before access to requested records is provided. Should the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County determine that applicable fees are projected to exceed $100.00, the requester will be required to prepay the fees before the request is processed. All fees must be paid by certified check, bank check, or money order made payable to the “Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County.”

All appeals shall be addressed as follows:

  1. Click on the following link to complete the form to submit your RTK request:

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