The Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1a-1 et seq., commonly referred to as OPRA, provides procedures for the public to review or receive copies of certain government records. OPRA applies to requests for actual records, not requests for information or isolated facts. The law was enacted to make identifiable government records readily accessible for inspection, copying or examination.
To access or obtain government records, a written request must be submitted to the records custodian on the Records Request Form of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. The request form must be completely filled out and signed by the requestor. It must identify the specific record or records desired to enable the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office staff to locate the record and reply to the request in a timely manner. In some cases, the record or records requested may not be provided because they are not public records as provided by law.
The completed request form must be sent to:
Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office
Attn: Records Custodian
209 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068