NJ State Law
Effective July 7, 2002, NJDEP is required to implement the New Jersey
Open Public Records Act or "OPRA" ( P.L. 2001, CHAPTER 404,
N.J.S. 47:1A-1 et seq.).
Governor McGreevey's Executive
Order #21, signed July 8, 2002, detailed exceptions
Executive Order #26 Details
Governor's new Executive Order #26 modifies requirements in EO #21.
The full text of the new EO is available here.
A summary of
the changes is also available.
DEP Proposed Rule
NJDEP proposed it's rules for implementing OPRA in the NJ Register
on July 1, 2002.
DEP Proposed Procedure
To expedite your request, NJDEP recommends that you complete your
OPRA Request using our Online OPRA Request
If you wish to submit via paper request form, DEP's OPRA form is
available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. (Adobe
Acrobat PDF Help)
All OPRA Request Forms must be sent to:
Office of the Records Custodian
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 442
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0442
NOTE: Any OPRA requests that are not sent to the above address
may be delayed or denied.
For agencies "in but not of" NJDEP,
records requests should be made directly to those agencies.
- Information on fees will be available soon.