MVA/incident report

Currently waiting for a response from Manchester Township, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Manchester Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested:

Any relevant MVA crash reports, incident reports & case summary reports, with narratives, (including any follow ups) pertaining to motor vehicle accident on Route 530 around 4:30PM on March 17, 2016, including subsequent arrest report of Fred E. Wood on May 25, 2017.

Yours faithfully,


Beth Gencarelli, Manchester Township

Does a public agency have to respond to OPRA requests within seven (7) calendar days during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Manchester Township Municipal Clerk’s Office
As of March 20, 2020, both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature have passed bills (Nos. A3849 and S2302) which remove the deadlines by which a public agency is required under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., to respond to requests for government records during a state of emergency, public health emergency or state of local disaster emergency. However, the custodian of a government record must make a reasonable effort, as the circumstances permit, to respond to the request within seven (7) business days or as soon as possible thereafter.
3/20/2020 Approved P.L .2020, c.10.

Records will be avilable as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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