Click Here To Download Request Form For Access To Government Records

Any citizen can make a request for access to or for a copy of Borough Records under the terms of New Jersey's Open Public Records Act, commonly known as "OPRA". Requests under OPRA should be submitted on the "Request For Access To Government Records" form (link above) which has been adopted by the Borough Clerk as the Custodian of Records. Some records will be immediately available during normal business hours. Other records will require time to compile and to make the copies requested, but will normally be available during normal business hours within seven (7) business days following receipt by the Borough. If any document or copy which has been requested is not a public record or cannot be provided within the seven (7) business days, you will be provided with a response with that information within the seven (7) business days.

In certain cases, the reply time may be different and specific fees may apply as established by statute. There is no fee involved in inspecting a document during normal business hours. The Request For Access To Government Records may be filed in person, by mail/courier service or electronically. The charges for each page copied are as follows:

Letter Size $0.05

Legal Size $0.07

Not all Borough or other government records are available under OPRA and the types of records available under OPRA may change. Records curruently unavailable under OPRA include, but are not necessarily limited to certain information that falls within the following categories:

Certain legislative records, notes, memorandum and reports, such as information received by a member of the Legislature from, or information about a constituent;

Certain Medical Examiner records;

Criminal investigatory records;

Victims records;

Trade secrets and proprietary information;

Records subject to the attorney-client privilege;

Information related to computer security;

Facilities security
Security measures and techniques;

Information which, if disclosed, would give an advantage to competitors or bidders;

Certain matters pertaining to public employees and to related negotiations;

Risk management communications with insurance carriers, administrative service organizations or risk management offices;

Certain court orders;

Certain personal identifying information;

Certain biotechnology information;

Certain information sought by convicts;

Information relating to ongoing investigations; and

Access to certain personnel and pension records.