Union Township Government Records Requests

The New Jersey Open Public Records Act established two items important to people seeking local, county or state government information. First, it provided a definition of what is considered a public government record. Second, it established a process with timeframes for making formal requests for government records. The following information below is provided for people seeking to make an OPRA request for Township of Union governmental records.

What is a public record?

  • Printed Documents such as agendas, minutes, budget worksheets and presentations, contracts, bills, vouchers
  • Handwritten Documents
  • Books, Maps and Photographs
  • Tape and Video Recordings
  • Computer Records and E-Mail
  • Electronically Stored Information
  • Exceptions:
    • Where a record does not exist and one must be created to respond to a request..
    • Information that would jeopardize security.
    • If the record is electronic, the municipality is not obligated to provide the software to view the record.
    • Personal Information such as social security number, driver license number, unlisted phone number
    • Public Defender files