Department of Transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera video system?
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) operates and maintains CCTV video systems for the purpose of managing traffic and identifying day-to-day traffic operational issues.
What information will New Jersey's CCTV camera video provide?
The cameras record traffic information such as traffic delays, incidents and weather conditions and are located only in public areas. NJDOT staff monitors the CCTV systems during routine traffic surveillance and when it receives information on traffic incidents and accidents. This information helps NJDOT handle traffic incidents and emergencies quickly and efficiently.
How frequently is the information updated?
Video images recorded by the cameras are retained for seven (7) calendar days. After seven days, the images are automatically overwritten by new recorded images.
What is the time frame for making a request for a copy of the video?
A request must be made within seven (7) days of a particular event or incident, including weekdays and holidays.
How is a request made?
A request may be made by filling out a Video Log Request Form. Requests by mail or fax are not accepted.
How much does it cost?
The charge for a three-hour recorded time frame is $100. For every additional three-hour period requested, a fee of $50 will be charged.
How will I know my request has been accepted?
NJDOT will notify requestors. Payment is due within thirty days of the date of the notice. If no payment is received within this 30-day period, the requested information will be destroyed.
Can my request be denied?
Yes, NJDOT may deny requests. NJDOT will provide an explanation for the denial via e-mail.

Last updated date: October 30, 2019 1:39 PM