What is OPRA?

OPRA is a New Jersey statute that governs the public’s access to government records in New Jersey.

The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) was enacted in order to:

  • Expand the public’s right of access to government records;
  • Create an administrative appeals process if access is denied; and
  • Define what records are and are not “government records”.
    • Generally stated, a “government record” means any record that has been made, maintained, or kept on file in the course of official business, or that has been received in the course of official business.
  • Note: not all government records are subject to OPRA. Some government records that are subject to OPRA may be redacted.

Anyone can make an OPRA Request. For more information, read A Citizen’s Guide to the Open Public Records Act from the State of New Jersey.

How do I make a request?

To make a request from the Morris County Government, fill out and print an OPRA Request Form.

Other County-affiliated commissions and constitutional officers have their own request forms, as listed below: