Can Westmoreland County charge additional fees?
Generally, no. The law states that, “except as otherwise provided by statute, no other fees may be imposed unless the agency necessarily incurs costs for complying with the request, and such fees must be reasonable. No fee may be imposed for an agency’s review of a record to determine whether the record is a public record, legislative record or financial record subject to access in accordance with this act.”

If a separate statute authorizes an agency to charge a set amount for a certain type of record, the agency may charge no more than that statutory amount. For example, a Recorder of Deeds may charge a copy fee of 50 cents per uncertified page and $1.50 per certified page under 42 P.S. § 21051.
However, there are fees for certain records not specifically addressed by the Open Records Law. These are all listed on the Westmoreland County Open Records Fee Structure page.

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1. How do I make a request for information from Westmoreland County?
2. Can Westmoreland County ask why I am requesting records?
3. Can a request be denied because the requestor is not a citizen of Pennsylvania?
4. Can Westmoreland County charge me for copying records?
5. Can Westmoreland County charge additional fees?
6. Are emails public record? [Section 102]
7. Can Westmoreland County limit the number of requests that a citizen can make?
8. Can a requestor ask for records in person?
9. Can a requestor ask for records by telephone?
10. Are itemized cell phone bills public record?