OPEN RECORDS POLICY
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration No. 509, financial records of the PA Unified Judicial System, which includes the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, are presumed to be open to any member of the public for inspection or copying. Financial records are defined as any account, contract, invoice or equivalent dealing with:
- The receipt or disbursement of funds appropriated to the system; or
- The acquisition, use or disposal of services, supplies, materials, equipment or property secured through funds appropriated to the system.
Effective January 1, 2009, summaries of all contracts and purchase orders for $5,000 or more executed on or after July 1, 2008 are posted on the website of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts at usjportal.pacourts.us.
A request to inspect or obtain copies of financial records pursuant to Rule 509 must be made in writing. Requests may be submitted online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in person, by mail or by facsimile.
A public access request form, fee schedule and other information related to Rule 509 can be found via the links on this web page.
By Mail:Court Records ManagerBeaver County Courthouse810 Third StreetBeaver, PA 15009
By Hand Delivery:Deliver your request in a sealed envelope to the Beaver County Courthouse, Court Administrator's Office, Court Records Manager, 810 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009
By Email: email@example.com
By Fax: 724-728-3729
The requestor, within fifteen (15) business days of notification of the decision, may appeal a denial to the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County at:President JudgeCourt of Common Pleas of Beaver CountyBeaver County Courthouse810 Third StreetBeaver, PA 15009