Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
No, not that OPRA.
The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) was passed by the NJ State Legislature in 2001 and guarantees citizen access to a wide variety of government documents. For more information on OPRA and public records see OPRA Central.
To request public information from the City of Jersey City you must submit an OPRA request form to the City Clerk.
- Some records will be immediately available during normal business hours.
- Some records will require time to compile and to make the copies requested, but will normally be available within seven (7) business days.
- If any document or copy which has been requested is not a public record or cannot be provided within seven (7) business days, you will be provided with a response with that information within seven (7) business days.
- Some records requested have specific fees or other response times established by statute and that information is set forth on the request form or will be included in any response to the request.
There is no fee involved in simply inspecting a document during normal business hours.
The request may be filed electronically.
View public records available on this website.