The New Jersey Open Public Records Act established a process with timeframes for making formal requests for government records.
What is a Public Record?
"Government record" or "record" means any paper, written or printed book, document, drawing, map, plan, photograph, microfilm, data processed or image processed document, information stored or maintained electronically or by sound-recording or in a similar device, or any copy thereof, that has been made, maintained or kept on file in the course of his or its official business by any officer, commission, agency or authority of the State or of any political subdivision thereof, including subordinate boards thereof, or that has been received in the course of his or its official business by any such officer, commission, agency, or authority of the State or of any political subdivision thereof, including subordinate boards thereof. The terms shall not include inter-agency or intra-agency advisory, consultative, or deliberative material.
How do I request a public record?
OPRA designates the Township Clerk as the official custodian of local government records.
What are the costs?
Standard Size @$0.05/per; Legal Size @$0.08/per
Delivery/postage require additional fees depending on delivery type
Extraordinary service fees are required dependent upon request