Open Public Records Act (OPRA - NJ.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.)
The web portal Next Request may be used for all requests for access and subsequent receipt of responsive Fairfield Township records with the exception of Police records. Once you have submitted your request, you will receive an email from the Township of Fairfield Municipal Clerk's office advising of your assigned OPRA request number. You will then receive a second email which will require you to confirm your Fairfield Township Public Records Portal Account by clicking on the link provided (Confirm My Account). This link will only be valid for 24 hours.
It is through your established portal account that the Township of Fairfield will communicate with you regarding your request. As the requestor, you will be able to view all your requests along with any communications between yourself and the Township, all documents released, and the date the request was closed.
For all Police Department records, please submit an email request directly to the Email Police Department.
Any questions? Please contact the Municipal Clerk ~ Email Municipal Clerk
Additionally, the Citizen's Guide to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) is available to help the public understand the requirements of the State of New Jersey's Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.). This guide is intended to familiarize those who want access to public records of their rights and responsibilities of public agencies that hold such records A Citizen's Guide to the Open Public Records Act (PDF).l
The following agencies are not subject to the provisions of OPRA:
- The Judicial branch of state government or any agency officer, or employee of those branches (including the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey, the municipal courts, the Administrative Office of the Court, and the agencies, offices, and boards under their authority). The Courts have adopted their own records disclosure policies and procedures.
- Private businesses or not-for-profit entities that do not meet the definition of a "public agency" under OPRA.
- Municipal Court Records