Egg Harbor Township Custodian of Records:  Eileen M. Tedesco, Township Clerk
Egg Harbor Township Deputy Custodian of Records:  Department Heads
Phone:  609-926-4085     Fax:  609-926-4104     Email:  
clerk@ehtgov.org

A request for access to a government record must be in writing and hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically, or otherwise conveyed to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A5.g.  A records request under OPRA cannot be made verbally.  

If a request does not name specifically identifiable records or is overly broad, a custodian may deny access.   A custodian may also seek clarification of a broad or unclear request.  The custodian’s request for clarification must be in writing, within seven (7) business days of receipt of the request. If a custodian seeks clarification of an OPRA request, the response time clock stops until the requestor provides a response to the custodian. Example of an overly broad request: “Any and all records related to the construction of the new high school.” The term “records” does not reasonably identify a specific government record. Example of a valid request: “Any and all e-mails between Jane Doe and John Smith regarding the construction of the new high school from January 1, 2009 to February 28, 2009.” This request identifies a specific type of record, parties to the correspondence, dates and subject matter. A custodian is obligated to search her files to find the identifiable government records listed in the Complainant’s OPRA request. A custodian is not required to research her files to figure out which records, if any, might be responsive to a broad and unclear OPRA request.
Doc app

Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Search for file name:

Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Forms and Links4 documents

  • Records Request Form (OPRA)
    document seq 0.00
  • Citizens Guide to OPRA
    document seq 0.00
  • OPRA Exceptions
    document seq 0.00
  • Frequently Asked Questions (OPRA)
    document seq 0.00