New Jersey Legislature


State of New Jersey Legislative Records Request Form


Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

OPRA is a state law that was enacted to give the public greater access to government records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey.

Government records available from Legislative offices are primarily Legislative records. If you want a government record from an Executive agency such as, for example, the Department of Education or the Department of Environmental Protection, you should go to the New Jersey website at www.state.nj.us and click on "Departments/Agencies" and then select the particular agency or department. If you are looking for New Jersey court records, visit the New Jersey Judiciary.

Further, the Open Public Records Act requires that State entities provide access to government records in their possession, with certain exceptions. The Open Public Records Act does not require or authorize State entities to provide legal services to private parties.

Finally, if you only need a copy of a New Jersey Statute (law), the New Jersey Statutes may be accessed through the Legislature's home page. Generally, the New Jersey Statutes and the New Jersey Administrative Code (Executive Branch regulations) are available at public libraries.

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