*** COVID-19 and OPRA Request Response Time ***

The County of Sussex will make any effort possible to respond in a timely manner during this crisis.

On March 20, 2020, Governor Murphy took action modifying the deadline external link by which public agency is required to respond to requests for government records during a period of emergency.

Please see NJ Section 6 of P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-5)  external link. Page 3, section (2) reads:

During a period declared pursuant to the laws of this State as a state of emergency, public health emergency, or state of local disaster emergency, the deadlines by which to respond to a request for, or grant or deny access to, a government record under paragraph (1) of this subsection or subsection e. of this section shall not apply, provided, however, that the custodian of a government record shall make a reasonable effort, as the circumstances permit, to respond to a request for access to a government record within seven business days or as soon as possible thereafter.

OPRA - Open Public Records Act

On January 8, 2002, the New Jersey State Legislature passed P.L. 2001, c. 404, known as the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), which enacted changes in the law concerning public access to government records. This law expanded the public's right of access to government records and facilitated the way in which that access is provided by the custodian of those records.

Publicly available information that does not require an OPRA request:

Request Public Records from

Sussex County Superintendent of Schools.
Sussex County Board of Elections.
Sussex County Sheriff's Office.
Sussex County Board of Taxation.
Sussex County Prosecutor.

OPRA Request Form (Other government functions)
If you are requesting information from core government departments, please print out form, complete it and mail it to the address at the top of the form, or fax it back to the Custodian of Records at 973-383-1124.