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OPRA
(Open Public Records Act)

WHAT IS A PUBLIC RECORD?

  • Printed Documents such as agendas, minutes, budget worksheets and presentations, contracts, bills, vouchers

  • Handwritten Documents

  • Books, Maps and Photographs

  • Tape and Video Recordings

  • Computer Records and E-Mail 

  • Electronically Stored Information

EXCEPTIONS

  • Where a record does not exist and one must be created to respond to a request.

  • Information that would jeopardize security. 

  • If the record is electronic, the municipality is not obligated to provide the software to view the record.

  • Personal Information such as social security number, driver licence number, unlisted phone number 

  • Public Defender files