- Open Public Records Act
OPRA is intended to:
•Expand the public's right of access to government records
•Create an administrative appeals process if access is denied
•Define what records are and are not "government records"
Who may file an OPRA request?
Anyone may file an OPRA request. Although OPRA specifically references citizens of this state, the Attorney General's Office advises that OPRA does not prohibit access to residents of other states. Also, people may file OPRA requests anonymously without providing any personal contact information, even though space for that information appears on the form. OPRA specifically prohibits anonymous requests for victims' records.
What is a government record?
OPRA defines a government record as: "... 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 ... or that has been received in the course of his or its official business ..."
Source: Citizens Guide to the Open Public Records Act, state Government Records Council
- Galloway OPRA dollars
OPRA legal fees
OPRA violation settlements
Source: Galloway Township Clerk’s Office
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:00 pm
Atlantic County News,
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:00 pm.