Request for Public Records

Time Frame for Response to a Request

The Custodian of Records is required to grant or deny access to a government record no later than seven(7) business days after receiving the request. If you do not provide a name, address, telephone number or other means of contacting you, the Custodian of Records will be unable to respond until you reappear in the Custodian of Records' Office seeking a response to the original request.

Right to Appeal

If you wish to challenge a decision of the Custodian of Records denying access to a government record, you may

  1. Institute a proceeding to challenge the decision by filing an action in Superior Court in New Jersey; 0r
  2. File a complaint with the Government Records Council in the Department of Community Affairs