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City of Trenton
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OPRA Request
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Requestor Details
319 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
(609)-989-3165
www.trentonnj.org
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  • Record Request
  • Requesting Access
  • Deposits, Fee Schedule
  • Denial Reasons
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Request for "any and all" are generally considered too broad and may be returned for clarification.
Does this record fall under the common law? *
2. The integrity of the records will not be jeopardized by such method of delivery.
A public record under the common law is one required to be kept, or necessary to be kept in discharge of a duty imposed by law, or directed by law to serve as a memorial and evidence of something written, said, or done, or a writing filed in a public office. The elements essential to constitute a public record are that it be a written memorial, that it be made by a public officer, and that the officer be authorized by law to make it.
Please set forth your interest in the subject matter contained in the requested material:
Timeframe for response is is compliant with the Open Public Records Act . Day one (1) is the day following the custodian's receipt of your request
If you are requesting records containing personal information, please certify the statement below.
You may attach any files here that you feel would be relevant towards processing your request.
Delivery
1. The custodian has the technological means
Please be as specific as possible in describing your request. *
been convicted of any indictable offense under the laws of New Jersey, any other
How would you like to receive the information requested? *
Attachments
Note that your preferred method of delivery will only be accommodated if:
If the information requested is a "public record" under common law and the requester has a legally recognized interest in the subject matter contained in the material, then the material must be disclosed if the individual's right of access outweighs the State's interest in preventing disclosure.
Under penalty of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-3, I certify that I
Note that any challenge to a denial of a request for records under the common law cannot be made to the Government Records Council, as the Government Records Council only has jurisdiction to adjudicate challenges to denials of OPRA requests.
Record Request Information
state, or the United States.
Certification
If the Name of Agency is unable to comply with your request for access to the government record, the custodian will indicate the reasons for denial on the request form and send you a signed and dated copy or other written correspondence.
If your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by the Name of Agency to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at grc@dca.state.nj.us, or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.
Information provided on this form may be subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.
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Requestors may submit requests anonymously. If you elect not to provide a name, address, or telephone number, or other means of contact, the custodian is not required to respond until you reappear before the custodian seeking a response to the original request.
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Under OPRA, a custodian must deny access to a person who has been convicted of an indictable offense in New Jersey, any other state, or the United States, and who is seeking governmental records containing personal information pertaining to the person's victim or the victim's family. This includes anonymous requests for said information.
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Requesting Access
Except as otherwise provided by law or by agreement with the requester, if the agency custodian of records fails to respond to you within seven (7) business days of receiving a request, the failure to respond is a deemed denial of your request.
Requesting Access to Government Records Under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq)
All government records are subject to public access under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), unless specifically exempt.
By law, the Name of Agency must notify you that it grants or denies a report for access to government records within seven (7) business days after the agency custodian of records receives the request. If the record requested is not currently available or is in storage, the custodian will advise you within seven (7) business days after receipt of the request when the record can be made available and the estimated cost for reproduction.
You may be charged a 50% or other deposit when a request for copies exceeds $5.00. The Name Agency custodian will contact you and advise you of any deposit requirements. Anonymous requests, when permitted, require a deposit of 100% of estimated fees. You agree to pay the balance due upon delivery of the records.
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You may be denied access to a government record if you request would substantially disrupt agency operations and the custodian is unable to reach a reasonable solution with you.
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A request for access to a government record under OPRA must be in writing, hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically, or otherwise conveyed to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.g. The seven (7) business day response time does not commence until the records custodian receives the request form. If you submit the request form to any other officer or employee of the Name of Agency, that officer or employee must either forward the request to the appropriate custodian, or direct you to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.h.
The fees for duplication of a government record are located in the Deposit, Fee Schedule & Delivery tab. We will notify you of any special service charges or other additional charges authorized by the State law or regulation before processing your request. Payment shall be made by cash, check or money order payable to the Name of Agency.
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Extras: Special service charge dependent upon request.
Deposits
Other materials (CD, DVD, etc.) at cost.
We will notify you of any special charges or other additional charges authorized by the State law or regulation before processing your request. Payment shall be made by cash, certified check, or money order payable to the Name of Agency.
Fee Schedule
Delivery: Delivery/Postage additional depending on delivery type.
The custodian may require a deposit against costs for reproducing documents sought through an anonymous request whenever the custodian anticipates that the documents requested will cost in excess of $5.00 to reproduce.
Letter Size Pages (8.5'' x 11'') @ $0.05 per page.
Where a special service charge is warranted under OPRA, that amount will be communicated to you as required under the statute. You have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred. If, however, you approve of the fact and amount of the special service charge, you may be required to pay a deposit or pay in full prior to the reproduction of the documents.
Legal Size Pages (8.5'' x 14'') @ $0.07 per page.
>Law enforcement records:
>Charitable contribution information
>Research records
>Ongoing investigations of non-law enforcement agencies (must prove disclosure is inimical to the public interest) N.J.S.A. 47:1A-3.a. Public defender records N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.k.
>Certificate of honorable discharge issued by the United States government (Form DD-214) filed with a public agency
>Information in a personal income or other tax return
>Certain records maintained by the Office of the Governor
>Biotechnology trade secrets N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.2
>Data contained in information which disclose conformity with specific experiential, educational or medical qualifications required for government employment or for receipt of a public pension, but not including any detailed medical or psychological information N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10
>Student records, grievances or disciplinary proceedings revealing a students’ identification
>Upholds exemptions contained in other State or federal statutes and regulations, Executive Orders, Rules of Court, and privileges created by State Constitution, statute, court rule or judicial case law N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9
>Medical examiner photos
>Any grievance filed by or against an employee
>Questions or scores for exam for employment or academics
>Test questions, scoring keys and other examination data pertaining to the administration of an examination for public employment or licensing
Executive Order No. 21 (McGreevey 2002)
Other Exemption(s) contained in a State statute, resolution of either or both House of the Legislature, regulation, Executive Order, Rules of Court, any federal law, federal regulation or federal order pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9.a.
>When required to be disclosed by another law, when disclosure is essential to the performance of official duties of a person duly authorized by this State or the US, or when authorized by an individual in interest
>Victims’ records
>“A public agency has a responsibility and an obligation to safeguard from public access a citizen's personal information with which it has been entrusted when disclosure thereof would violate the citizen's reasonable expectation of privacy.”
>Drivers’ license numbers
Executive Order No. 26 (McGreevey 2002)
>Legislative records
>Records of complaints and investigations undertaken pursuant to the Model Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments
>Admission applications
>Rare book collections gifted for limited access
>An individual’s name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason for such separation, and the amount and type of any pension received
>Records where inspection, examination or copying would substantially interfere with the State's ability to protect and defend the State and its citizens against acts of sabotage or terrorism, or which, if disclosed, would materially increase the risk or consequences of potential acts of sabotage or terrorism.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1
N.J.S.A. 47:1A 1.1
>Credit Card numbers
>Records of complaints and investigations undertaken pursuant to the Model Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments
>Information generated by or on behalf of public employers or public employees in connection with:
>Burnett v. County of Bergen, 198 N.J. 408 (2009). Without ambiguity, the court held that the privacy provision “is neither a preface nor a preamble.” Rather, “the very language expressed in the privacy clause reveals its substantive nature; it does not offer reasons why OPRA was adopted, as preambles typically do; instead, it focuses on the law’s implementation.” “Specifically, it imposes an obligation on public agencies to protect against disclosure of personal information which would run contrary to reasonable privacy interests.”
>Convicts requesting their victims’ records N.J.S.A. 47:1A-2.2
>Trade secrets and proprietary commercial or financial information
>Records in the possession of another department (including NJ Office of Information Technology or State Archives) when those records are made confidential by regulation or EO 9.
>Inter-agency or intra-agency advisory, consultative or deliberative material
>Note that any challenge to a denial of a request for records under the common law cannot be made to the Government Records Council, as the Government Records Council only has jurisdiction to adjudicate challenges to denials of OPRA requests. A challenge to the denial of access under the common law can be made by filing an action in Superior Court.
>(Please provide detailed information regarding the exemption from disclosure for which you are relying to deny access to government records. If multiple records are requested, be specific as to which exemption(s) apply to each record.)
>Information relating to medical, psychiatric or psychological history, diagnosis, treatment or evaluation
>Resumes, applications for employment or other information concerning job applicants while a recruitment search is ongoing
>Personnel and pension records (however, the following information must be disclosed:
>Records exempted from disclosure by State agencies’ proposed rules.
>Information that is to be kept confidential pursuant to court order
>Unlisted telephone numbers
>Information describing a natural person's finances, income, assets, liabilities, net worth, bank balances, financial history or activities, or creditworthiness, except as otherwise required by law to be disclosed
>Information which, if disclosed, would give an advantage to competitors or bidders
YOUR REQUEST FOR RECORDS CAN BE DENIED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON(S):
>Any sexual harassment complaint filed with a public employer
>Social security numbers
>Administrative or technical information regarding computer hardware, software and networks which, if disclosed would jeopardize computer security
>Criminal investigatory records (however, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-3.b. lists specific criminal investigatory information which must be disclosed)
Denial Reasons
>Collective negotiations documents and statements of strategy or negotiating
>Security measures and surveillance techniques which, if disclosed, would create a risk to the safety or persons, property, electronic data or software
>Information that is a communication between a public agency and its insurance carrier, administrative service organization or risk management office
>Any record within the attorney-client privilege
>Emergency or security information or procedures for any buildings or facility which, if disclosed, would jeopardize security of the building or facility or persons therein
>Certain records of higher education institutions: