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How do I submit an OPRA request?

A request for access to a government record must be in writing and hand-delivered, mailed,...

What is OPRA?

OPRA or Open Public Records Act is a New Jersey statute that governs the public's access to...

What is a broad and/or unclear request?

A broad and/or unclear request fails to name specific government records, or requires the custodian...

Do I have to submit a deposit?

OPRA permits the custodian to require a deposit against costs for reproducing records sought from...

Can I access any records immediately?

Yes. OPRA requires that custodians must ordinarily grant immediate access to budgets, bills,...

Are there other ways to request access to government records besides OPRA?

Yes. OPRA does not affect a requestors common law right of access, or right of access via...

What can I do if my request is denied?

A person who is denied access to a government record can choose: 1) to file suit in Superior Court;...

What if I don't know the name of the records I want to access?

Requestors may not know the names of certain records. The spirit of OPRA implies that custodians...

May I file anonymously?

Requester may file OPRA requests anonymously without providing any personal contact information,...

What can I do if a custodian denies me access to government records?

OPRA provides that a person who is denied access to a government record can choose:  To...

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