The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requires that every public agency adopt an official OPRA records request form. 

The sample official OPRA records request form below may be downloaded for implementation by records custodians of public agencies.  The contact information of the public agency should be added to this sample form, as well as any other changes the public agency deems necessary and lawful pursuant to the provisions of OPRA (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.f.).  This sample form is in Microsoft Word format.

The sample official OPRA records request form below may be used by a requestor of government records when the public agency from which they desire records does not have its own official OPRA records request form or the agency's form is not readily available.  While there is a requirement in OPRA that all government employees of New Jersey forward an OPRA records request to the proper records custodian or direct the requestor to the proper records custodian ( N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.h.), requestors of government records must be careful to submit this sample form to the agency that maintains the records they request seek.