Dear New Brunswick City,
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.
Open Residential Property Liens
Current Residential Code Violations
Dear Ms. Tinley:
Kindly be advised that the City of New Brunswick is in receipt of your
OPRA request dated March 1, 2019. Unfortunately your request is vague,
overly broad and lacks the specificity of a proper OPRA request.
Generally, requests made pursuant to the OPRA statute are required to be
presented in a manner such as to request a specific document or record
maintained by the government entity to which the request is made. Your
request for “Open Residential Property Liens” and “Current Residential
Code Violations” does not reference a specific property or properties, nor
does it specify the type of lien. Quite frankly, the City of New
Brunswick has no way of knowing the existence of every possible type of
lien that may be on file against a property.
If you are looking for documents sufficient to show all open municipal
liens and all open municipal code violations on every property in the
city, I believe that would require a substantial investigation into the
amount of time (person hours) that it will take to respond and it may
result in a special service charge assessed to cover the compilation,
review and redaction of records associated with your request.
Please feel free to amend your request by providing more specific
information regarding the documents/records you seek, or contact the
Clerk’s office if you have any questions.
Shalon T. Bennett
New Brunswick City Clerk’s Office