[Adopted 7-24-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]
[Amended 10-18-2010 by Ord. No. 9-2010; 7-12-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
The statutory fee schedule shall apply to routine requests under the Open Public Records Law. The fees of N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 are hereby incorporated herein as such fee schedule presently exists or as such fees might appear in future modifications or amendments of the statute. At present time, fees under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 for routine copies of municipal documents are $0.05 per letter size page or smaller and $0.07 per legal size page or larger. In addition, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131, an administrative fee of $5 will be charged for each motor vehicle accident report requested by any means other than in person during regular business hours.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
Nothing in this article shall require the custodian of documents or any other municipal official to examine, analyze, tabulate, or interpret documents which are subject to production under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.
Charges authorized. The Borough Clerk or other custodian or keeper of documents qualifying for mandatory production as "government records" under the New Jersey Public Records Act shall be entitled to special service charges and/or special charges as set forth in this article.
Requests to be in writing. Any requests for documents shall be made to the Borough Clerk on a form established by the Borough Clerk for such purposes.
Advance notice of fees, special service charges and special charges; deposit. Any requester of government records which are eligible for the imposition of a special service charge or special charge under this article shall receive advance notice of the amount of fees and charges before any work is started. The Borough Clerk shall require prepayment of such charges before causing the work to begin.
Duplication or other work beyond capability of municipal-in-house work force. Whenever the in-house municipal work force or available municipal equipment is insufficient to duplicate or produce government records in a timely fashion, the Borough Clerk may cause such duplication or production to be accomplished by outside vendors such as copy centers or producers of digital images. If the costs of such duplication or production charged by such vendors exceeds the routine charges set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, the actual direct cost of same without any additional surcharge for labor costs shall be paid.
Special service charge authorized. Whenever government records cannot be reproduced by regular copying equipment or fulfillment of the request would involve extraordinary time and effort (for example, where a large number of records must be recovered from storage or substantive staff time is required to review, sort and assemble records), charges may be imposed as follows:
The Clerk may waive the fees or other charges otherwise chargeable if the requester of governmental records is a governmental or educational entity.