Dear Old Bridge 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: I am requesting open/closed permits and/or violations from January 2000 to present, as well as the Property Card. Also, I would like to know information regarding the presence of an underground oil tank and septic tanks, if applicable, including permits, remediation reports, environmental reports, and surveys showing underground oil tank and septic tank location.
252 Amboy road Matawan, NJ 07747
The Township of Old Bridge received an Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on May 25, 2021. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is June 4, 2021. The Township is responding to
your request on the sixth business day from the receipt of your request.
The request was for:
open/closed permits and/or violations from January 2000 to present, as
well as the Property Card. Also, I would like to know information
regarding the presence of an underground oil tank and septic tanks, if
applicable, including permits, remediation reports, environmental reports,
and surveys showing underground oil tank and septic tank location.
Please see attached permit document(s) responsive to your request. These
are being transmitted to you via email per your request and pursuant to
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.b., there is no cost associated with this response.
PLEASE NOTE: Any file name of the attached permit(s) that begin with “C”
are closed permits, any others are open or expired. Per the Construction
Department, any work completed without permits, the property owner will
need to secure permits for said work prior to resale of the home. Absence
of a permit for an oil tank does not mean there were never tanks onsite.
Interested parties should do their due diligence.
Additionally, you will need to contact the Middlesex County Board of
Health regarding all environmental inquiries and issues regarding
wells/septic tanks, as they are a separate entity with separate records.
You can reach them at 732-745-3100.
Office of the Township Clerk
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600 ext 2205
If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by the Township of Old Bridge to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or
at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.