NJ Open Government Notes

Custodians must accept written OPRA requests not submitted on official form

In a published decision released today, the Appellate Division ruled that while a custodian’s official OPRA request form “should”: be used, no written request for information “should be rejected” if the official form is not used. The decision is on-line here. (Renna v. County of Union, Appellate Docket No. A-0821-07T2)

The ruling resolves a long-standing problem that is set forth in detail in my blog entry here.

John Paff
Somerset, New Jersey

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to