The Municipal Clerk receives all requests under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). OPRA applies to requests for records, not requests for isolated facts.
In order to be considered a valid request under OPRA, the request must identify the specific record(s) desired and the request must be submitted to the records custodian of the public agency that maintains the record.
A New Jersey Appeals Court recently ruled that those requesting records do not need to use the agency’s records request form but any request must include all required information. A printable copy of the OPRA request form is available in the Forms section under Clerk/Registrar and can be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to the Clerk’s Office.
OPRA requests are addressed within seven business days unless extended with consent of the requestor.