Generally, the Right to Know Law does not apply to state and local courts, which are referenced in the Right to Know Law as Judicial Agencies.
Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration No. 509 controls access to the Financial Records maintained by the courts. The term "financial records" is defined in Rule 509 as "any account, contract, invoice or equivalent dealing with: 1) the receipt or disbursement of funds appropriated to the [court] system; or 2) acquisition, use or disposal of services, supplies, materials, equipment or property secured through funds appropriated to the [court] system"
Financial Records are available on the state level through the Web Portal maintained by the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania at thePublic Records Policies page and well as on the Financial Records link which provides searchable public access to Contracts/Purchase Order Summaries of $5,000 or more and Judicial Expenditures beginning on July 1, 2008, and Non-searchable appropriations and salary/compensation reports.
More specific information can be requested through the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Financial Records Request form
Financial Records of the First Judicial District are available for Contracts/Purchase Order of $5,000 or more through the AOPC/Unified Judicial System's Financial Records page, by clicking the Contracts/Purchase Order Summaries link and by selecting "Philadelphia" in the "Judicial Office" field.
More specific First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Financial Records can be requested through the First Judicial District Financial Records Request form.