Bloomfield Open Public Records Portal

What is the Open Public Records Act?

OPRA was enacted to give the public greater access to records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey. OPRA is designed to balance public interest in government records while respecting personal privacy.  OPRA is a New Jersey statute that governs the public's access to government records in New Jersey.  The law is compiled in the statutes as N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.  For a readable version of the statute, click here.

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There are three ways to file an OPRA request with the Township of Bloomfield:

1- Complete this online form and hit submit:

2- Complete this PDF form – and return it to the Clerk’s Office via email, fax, mail or drop off: 

3- Stop by the Clerk’s Office and complete the form on site

Helpful Reminders:

Once an OPRA form is completed – the Clerk/specified Departments has seven business days to respond to your request (this does not include weekends or holidays). The countdown begins the first business day after the receipt of the request.

Please be specific as possible as to which government records you are requesting including addresses, dates, etc.

If there is a FEE associated with your request  - the Clerk’s Office will contact you

If there is a clarification/extension needs with your request – the Clerk’s Office will contact you

Please read – you may not need to fill out an OPRA request if you are looking for frequently requested information that can be found on the website:

•    Permits: Open and closed permits can also be obtained from our SDL portal through this link: 
If you do not have an account, create one by clicking on “Sign Up”.

•    Tax and Water History:

•    Current resolutions, ordinances, contract awards, meeting agendas and minutes:

Contact info for Clerk’s Office:

Address: Room 214, 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Email: twpclerk@bloomfieldtwpnj.com

Phone: 973-680-4014 and Fax: 973-680-0048

State's OPRA Guidelines