[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 11-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as otherwise provided by law, all records of the Borough shall be available to the public upon written request therefor, which may, but need not be made, on a form provided by the Borough, a copy of which is on file at the Borough Clerk's office and has been approved by resolution of the Borough Council, and within such response time or times as may be stated thereon and provided by law.
Such records may be inspected at the principal office of the Borough during regular business hours and may be copied, by hand, under the supervision of a representative of the Borough.
[Amended 11-1-2010 by Ord. No. 24-2010; 11-7-2011 by Ord. No. 14-2011]
The following fees shall be charged for the purchase of copies of public documents and records:
Duplicate tax bills: $5 each.
Photographs: $5 each.
Vital statistics certificates: $10 each.
Duplicate tax sale certificate: $100 each.
Letter-size and smaller: $0.05.
Legal-size and larger: $0.07.
The Borough of Tuckerton must provide electronic copies free of charge (i.e., records sent via e-mail and fax).
The Borough of Tuckerton must charge the actual cost to provide records in another medium (i.e., computer disc, CD-ROM, DVD).
If the actual cost to produce paper copies exceeds the $0.05 and $0.07 rates, the Borough of Tuckerton may charge the actual cost of duplication.
Whenever the nature, format or size of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be copied pursuant to this section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size, the Borough shall charge the actual cost of duplicating the record, which shall be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
The custodian shall permit access to a Borough record and provide a copy thereof in the medium requested if the Borough maintains the record in that medium. If the Borough does not maintain the record in the medium requested, the custodian shall either convert the record to the medium requested or provide a copy in some other meaningful medium. If a request is for a record in a medium not routinely used by the Borough, the Borough may charge the actual cost of duplication.
Tax Collector calculations:
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, the Tax Collector shall provide to any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to this section (N.J.S.A. 54:5-54) two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost. For each subsequent calculation requested from the Tax Collector, there shall be a fee of $50. A request for a redemption calculation shall be made in writing to the Tax Collector.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1, the Tax Collector may charge a lienholder of a tax lien $50 for the calculation of the amount due to redeem the tax lien as required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1. Any request for a redemption calculation shall specify the date to be used for the calculation, which shall be the date of the notice. Neither the Tax Collector nor the municipality shall be liable for an incorrect calculation. The fee paid to the municipality shall not become part of the lien and shall not be passed on to any party entitled to redeem pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54.