Dear Lakewood 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 open permits
All closed permits
Any violations
any documentation re UST (oil tank removal)
Address: 700B Plymouth Drive, Lakewood, NJ
Block 1248 Lot 700.02

Yours faithfully,

Karen Williams

Township Clerk, Lakewood Township

Dear Ms. Williams,

The Township is in receipt of your OPRA request. Please be advised that the Township must seek clarification of your request. Please clarify what type of permit, what type of violation and what document you are referring to when you say "Any document". Please note OPRA is not a research tool to force custodians to identify and siphon off information but rather a tool to provide copies of readily available documents. A valid request does not choose a topic and then require the custodian to find any documentation on that topic. See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005). Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. Please name the actual documents you are seeking so we may which department to submit your request to.

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Dear Township Clerk,

ANY OPEN PERMITS. Any property violations.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Williams

2021-1261
Date Received: 7/20/2021
Status: Approved for Data Collection
Applicant: karen Williams
Information Requested: Any open permits
All closed permits
Any violations
any documentation re UST (oil tank removal)
Address: 700B Plymouth Drive, Lakewood, NJ Block 1248 Lot 700.02

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act
(OPRA) request. The official Records Custodian received your
request today. As such, the Township will respond as soon as
possible but no later than seven (7) business days.
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2021-1261
Date Received: 7/20/2021
Status: Approved for Data Collection
Applicant: karen Williams
Information Requested: Any open permits
All closed permits
Any violations
any documentation re UST (oil tank removal)
Address: 700B Plymouth Drive, Lakewood, NJ Block 1248 Lot 700.02

CLARIFICATION NEEDED

Your request does not identify specific government records. As
such, your request is an invalid OPRA request . When a request is
"complex" because it fails to specifically identify the documents
sought, then that request is not "encompassed" by OPRA. See New
Jersey Builders Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable
Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). A proper
request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this
requirement by simply requesting all of an agency's documents. See
Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App.
Div. 2005). Custodians are not required to conduct research or
create new records in response to an OPRA request.

Requestors must identify types of records, dates, parties to
correspondence, subject matter.
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Dear [email address],

Any open permits on the premises within the last 10 years. ARe there any open permits?

Yours sincerely,

Karen Williams

Township Clerk, Lakewood Township

Dear Ms. Williams,

Please clarify your request to name what type of permits? Are you looking for building permits? When you say property violations, is that zoning or something else. I am not permitted to guess. Please clarify your request.

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Dear Township Clerk,

I need any open building permits/code enforcement.

Zoning violations.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Williams

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2021-1261
Date Received: 7/20/2021
Status: Completed
Date Completed: 7/22/2021
Applicant: karen Williams
Information Requested: Any open permits
All closed permits
Any violations
any documentation re UST (oil tank removal)
Address: 700B Plymouth Drive, Lakewood, NJ Block 1248 Lot 700.02

Response: see attached permit report, no open permits, UST docs or
vios- CJ
Spatial Data Logic 2021

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2021-1260
Date Received: 7/20/2021
Status: Completed
Date Completed: 7/22/2021
Applicant: Karen Williams
Information Requested: Any open permits
All closed permits
Any violations
any documentation re UST (oil tank removal)
Address: 700B Plymouth Drive, Lakewood, NJ Block 1248 Lot 700.02

Response: see attached permit report, no open permits or
violations- CJ
Spatial Data Logic 2021