The public is permitted access to government records under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) N.J.S.A. 47:1a-1, et seq. with certain exceptions. The attached OPRA Form lists many of the exceptions and explains your rights under the law. While the OPRA form will help facilitate requests, OPRA does not require use of the form. However, requests must be in writing. Please submit your request by mail or hand:
The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor:
595 Newark Avenue, 6th Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Attention: Custodian of Record
Via Email: OPRA@hcpo.org
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1a-6 and 7, a person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of record, at the option of the requestor, may appeal to either the Superior Court or the Government Records Council.
For more information visit the website of New Jersey’s Government Records Council at www.state.nj.us/grc/. The Government Records Council oversees the workings of the OPRA process throughout the State. Their website provides a reader friendly version of the OPRA legislation, additional information on the appeals process, and answers to frequently asked questions.