Applications & Forms

PA Right To Know Law & Record Request Info

Please submit all record request forms by email, facsimile or in person to the Open Records Officer.                                             Open Record Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Open Records Office for Williams Township is:                                                                                                                                        Melody A. Ernst                                                                                                                                                                                                        655 Cider Press Road, Easton PA 18042.                                                                                                                                                              Phone/610-258-8587                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax/610-258-6080                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          General                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with the exception of weekends and holidays.                                            Requests                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Requests shall be made in writing addressed to the township Open Records Officer on a the Township provides. When filing a RTK request, please make certain you are seeking records and NOT asking questions. The law governs the release of records, NOT answering questions or conducting research.

The Right to Know Law (RTKL) requires that Williams Township act upon each non-anonymous written request when such request is made in person, by mail, by fax or by email. The RTKL does not require the Township to act upon an oral request and the Township shall refuse to accept oral requests. In addition, the RTKL does not require the Township to act upon an anonymous request, and the Township will refuse to honor an anonymous request.

Effective February 1, 2020, Williams Township requires the Standard Right to Know Request Form be used for the submission of Right To Know requests and will not consider a request to be a written request pursuant to the Right To Know Law unless the request is submitted on or with the standard form. Beginning February 1, 2020, Williams Township will consider any request not submitted on or with the standard form to be an informal request not subject to the Right to Know Law. (The Township reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to use the RTKL as guidance in responding to informal requests for records and/or information.)                                                                                                                                                            Fees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Per the Township Fee Schedule, paper copies shall be .25 cents per page for black & white and .50 cents per page for color. The certification of a record is $5.00 per record. Specialized documents including, but not limited to blueprints, color copies and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged.  The Township requires pre-payment if your request amounts to $100.00 or more.                            Response                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Township shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original Township documents while taking reasonable measure to protect township documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.  The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records.  The Open Records Officer shall notify you in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008 of the Right to Know Law no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records. If access to a record is denied, the response shall include the reason for denial as stipulated in Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.                                                                                                  Contact Information for Appeals                                                                                                                                                                                                              If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to:                                                        Office of Open Records                                                                                                                                                                                              333 Market Street                                                                                                                                                                                                16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234                                                                                                                                                                  or online, via e-mail, fax or in-person submission.  The link to the Office of Open Records is PA Office of Open Records            Appeals Process                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Township’s response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the records is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Township for delaying or denying the request.

For all Building Permit questions, please call the Williams Township Zoning Office: 610-258-0522

Notice: Please contact the Township Zoning Office before you start your project to determine if a permit is required.

Please print out the application, complete it, and mail it or bring it into the Township office during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please be aware that Williams Township has selected one, third party building code inspection service to handle all plan reviews, building code inspections, etc. This third party building code inspection agency is Keycodes.

View the 2024 Williams Township fee schedule. 

View the 2024 Keycodes fee schedule


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Word users - you may save the file to disk, print it, fill it out and mail in your application with your payment.

Remember, you must mail in your payment with your application (note in memo section what your application is for). We cannot process any application until payment is made.

Note: If you are interested in the Land Preservation Board Application, please visit the information page designated for that application.