Public Records Request

****NOTICE - Due to a State of Emergency declared by Governor Murphy regarding the Coronavirus, and recently passed legislation, P.L. 2020, c.10, during a state of emergency, public health emergency, or state of local disaster emergency, a custodian of a government record for a public agency is required only to make a reasonable effort to respond to a request for a government record within seven business days, or as soon as possible thereafter, as the circumstances permit. We ask for patience and understanding as we gather the information to complete the request. Police records may require extensions as there is NO clerical staff working, only sworn police officers for emergency response purposes  and they are extremely busy during this public health emergency with safety and response planning.****

The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) established a process with timeframes for making formal requests for government records.

Public Records


"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.


Requesting Public Records


OPRA designates the Township Clerk as the official custodian of local government records. Submit the request form to the Clerk's Office.


Fees


  • Standard Fees - Standard Size $0.05 per copy; Legal Size $0.08 per copy
  • Delivery - Delivery/postage require additional fees depending on delivery type
  • Extras - Extraordinary service fees are required dependent upon request

Township Records

County and State Records