Open Records

The Borough of Lehighton is fully compliant with Act 3 of 2008, the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law, as may be amended; to provide access to public records of the Borough of Lehighton, to preserve the integrity of the Borough of Lehighton's records, and to minimize the financial impact to residents regarding the resources used in the receipt and processing of public record requests and the retrieval of copying of public records.

A public record is defined as any record, including financial records, of a Commonwealth or local agency that is not exempt under Section 708 of Act 3 of 2008, is not exempt from being disclosed under any other Federal or State law or regulation or judicial order or decree, or is not protected by privilege. Records are information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, that document a transaction or activity of an agency and that is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of the agency. The term includes a document, paper, letter, map, book, tape, photograph, film or sound recording, information stored or maintained electronically and a data-processed or image-processed document.

The Borough Secretary and Police Clerk are the designated Open Records Officers for Borough of Lehighton.

For written or faxed non-police information requests, submit your request to:

Brenda Kreitz, Open Records Officer
1 Constitution Avenue, PO Box 29
Lehighton, PA 18235

Tel: (610) 377-4002 ext. 211
Fax: (610) 377-6638

For written or faxed police information requests, submit your request to:

Karen Reichard, Police Open Records Officer
124 South Third Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

Tel: (610) 377-4003
Fax: (610) 377-0266

**Active or Open Cases are not releasable

The request form (found in the left side links) may also be submitted electronically by saving a copy and emailing it as an attachment to the appropriate email address.

For more information on the PA Office of Open Records, please visit their site.

As required by law, following is the contact information for the Carbon County District Attorney:

Office of the District Attorney
2nd Floor, Carbon County Courthouse
2 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone:(570) 325-2718
Fax: (570) 325-3525

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Brenda Kreitz Open Records Officer (610) 377-4002 ext. 211
Karen Reichard Police Open Records Officer (610) 377-4003