Where a request is for a copy in a format other than a photocopy, reasonable efforts will be made to provide the information in the format requested. The cost will be based on the costs of producing the format requested.
The term “public records” generally includes those records determined to be public in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1. The term does not include employee personnel files or other matters in which there is a right of privacy or confidentiality or which is specifically exempted by law.
A person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of the records, at the option of the requestor, may: 1) institute a proceeding to challenge the custodian’s decision by filing an action in Superior Court which shall be heard in the vicinage where it is filed or 2) in lieu of filing an action in Superior Court, file a complaint with the Government Records Council established in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The right to institute any proceeding under this section shall be solely that of the requestor.