What is the Open Public Records Act?
OPRA was enacted to give the public greater access to records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey. OPRA is designed to balance public interest in government records while respecting personal privacy. OPRA is a New Jersey statute that governs the public's access to government records in New Jersey. The law is compiled in the statutes as N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. For a readable version of the statute, click here.
3- Stop by the Clerk’s Office and complete the form on site
Once an OPRA form is completed – the Clerk/specified Departments has seven business days to respond to your request (this does not include weekends or holidays). The countdown begins the first business day after the receipt of the request.
Please be specific as possible as to which government records you are requesting including addresses, dates, etc.
If there is a FEE associated with your request - the Clerk’s Office will contact you
If there is a clarification/extension needs with your request – the Clerk’s Office will contact you
Please read – you may not need to fill out an OPRA request if you are looking for frequently requested information that can be found on the website:• Permits: Open and closed permits can also be obtained from our SDL portal through this link: