Open Records Request

All requests for public records must be in writing and mailed or emailed to our Open Records Officer, using the standard Pennsylvania Office of Open Records form, located here.

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records 

Open Records Officer

Geoff Paine
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Please note this information is for records within the possession, custody or control of the District Attorney, open records requests for county records should be sent directly to the Delaware County Open Records Officer.

Fees associated with photocopying and all other fees are set in accordance with the Fee Structure as outlined by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.

Criminal Investigative Record Appeals

A denial of a request for criminal investigative records may be appealed. An appeal of the denial must be in writing addressing the specific grounds for the denial, along with the original request, and must be filed with our Appeals Officer within 15 days from the notice of the denial.

If a final determination is not made within 30 days of the Appeals Officer’s receipt of the notice of appeal, then the appeal is denied by operation of law. The final determination is an appealable order. Any appeal from a final determination must be made within 30 days and must be filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

Appeals Officer
Melissa Muroff
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063


Request for Criminal History Investigative Information

The newly-amended CHRIA statute permits a crime victim or a defendant in a civil action in which the crime victim is a party to obtain criminal history investigative information for use in, or investigation of, an actual or potential civil action in the Commonwealth. The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office has created a document detailing the instructions for seeking such information. 

Please click here to download the instructions and application form.