Township of Woolwich, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 163.
Zoning — See Ch. 203.
[Adopted 8-5-2002 by Ord. No. 02-08]
A. 
The Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich hereby adopts the Public Records Request Form, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of this article by reference herein,[1] and that such Public Request Form shall be completed in its entirety and submitted in writing by any member of the general public requesting such government records as described within P.L. 2001, Chapter 404 N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
[1]
Editor's Note: Said form is on file in the Township offices.
B. 
The Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich hereby adopts the Police Department Request for Public Records, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of this article by reference herein,[2] for use by the Police Department, specifically the Police Chief who has been designated as the Deputy Custodian of Records by Resolution R-02-126 adopted on July 1, 2002, for matters involving requests for police-related information and documents.
[2]
Editor's Note: Said form is on file in the Township offices.
C. 
All distributed public request forms shall include the attachment as included herein, advising the public of their rights under the Open Public Records Law.[3] In addition, in accordance with said law, such public notification of the rights of the public to appeal a denial of, or failure to provide requested information, shall be prominently posted within the Municipal Building.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
A. 
These forms must be completed and remitted to the proper custodian of records at which time such custodian shall determine the validity of such request, when such information shall be ready and the estimated cost for copies of such documents. In addition, the requestor may be responsible for providing a deposit of 1/2 of the estimated cost of such documents at the time such request is made. The requestor shall be provided a copy of the completed Public Record Request Form at the time such request is received, reviewed and completed by the proper custodian of records.
B. 
If received by someone other than the official custodian of records, all public record request forms shall be initialed by the person receiving such request, stamped with the date received and the time of such receipt also noted on the form, and remitted to the proper custodian of records at the earliest possible time. The custodian of records shall also note the date and time received by him/her. In accordance with such law, access to or denial of access to a government record shall be determined and made available within seven business days after receipt of such request by the proper custodian of records.
A. 
Whenever the nature, format, matter of collation or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined or copied pursuant to the Open Public Records Law is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the public agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies or service as well as reasonable administrative fees. Such fees shall be determined prior to providing such copy or copies and the requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
B. 
Rates.
(1) 
The duplication of any copies of normal governmental documents shall be charged at the statutory rate as follows:
Pages
Fee
(each)
1 to 10
$0.75
11 to 20
$0.50
21 and over
$0.25
(2) 
The following exceptions to the above shall apply in terms of cost:
[Amended 8-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-13]
Document Type
Fee
(per copy)
List of property owners within 200 feet
$10.00
Municipal and tax lien searches
$10.00
C. 
Under special circumstances, all other provisions relative to costs and fees not detailed within this article shall be administered as detailed within N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.