What is OPRA? (Open Public Records Act)

OPRA is a State statue that replaces the old “Right to Know Law” which governs the public’s access to government records in New Jersey. 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.

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1. What is OPRA? (Open Public Records Act)
2. What is a public record?
3. Who may file an OPRA request?
4. How is an OPRA request made?
5. Is there a cost or fee for filing an OPRA request?
6. When can I expect access to the record once I have submitted my OPRA request?
7. What are some helpful tips for filing an OPRA requests?