Please provide our office with an open permit search for 4 Hazelwood Avenue, Livingston, NJ

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Dear Livingston 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:

Please provide our office with an open permit search for 4 Hazelwood Avenue, Livingston, NJ
Block 4700 Lot 29.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Williams

Renee Resky, Livingston Township

Dear Karen Williams, 
This comes in response to your OPRA Request and request under the common
law right of access for: 
"Please provide our office with an open  permit search for 4 Hazelwood
Avenue, Livingston, NJ
Block 4700 Lot 29." 
The Open Public Records Act deals with requests for readily identifiable
public records,  The Custodian of Records is not supposed to perform
research to determine which documents exist, rather to make available to a
requestor specific records that have been identified by the requestor.  
Your Request is too broad and would require the Custodian of Records to
perform research to determine which permits exist and which are open. 
There is no record called an "open permit search."
Please identify the documents you are seeking including the permit numbers
or application numbers.  Do you need a list of Building Permits?  Copies
of the "Issued Building Permit Form?" or copies of the Building Permit
Application folder?   
If you just need lists of open and closed building permits, the Building
Department keeps track of building permits in three systems.  The
"Construction Permit Summary Report" from our current building permit
tracking software SDL shows the building permits listed only under the
current block and lot number.  It will also show any construction code
violations, zoning violations, or code enforcement violations    The "List
of Applications" is from our former software, Mitchell Humphreys
Construction Project Manager and shows the permits from 1997-June 2013. 
Any permits that were closed out after June 2013 will be closed in SDL and
will show up on this report as open.  The third report is the "Extract of
Permits" which is a listing of all building permits by street from
1946-1996. These 3 reports will show if a permit was issued for the
installation, removal or remediation of an oil tank.
If you are seeking other records, please clarify your request to identify
which specific documents you are seeking. 
In the future please be sure to request the proper name of the document(s)
 you are seeking when you submit an OPRA Request or your request will be
denied.  If you are looking for lists of permits, it is suggested you use
the names that are in bold and in quotes in the paragraph above.   
Sincerely,
Renee Resky
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Livingston
357 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ  07039
phone (973) 992-5000 ext 5405
fax (973) 535-7967
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Dear Renee Resky,

I would like to have a copy of the list of open permits, if any, are on this premises.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Williams

Renee Resky, Livingston Township

Dear Karen Williams, 
This is still not a valid request, there is no such document called the
"list of open permits' 
As I wrote in my last email the names of the records you should be
requesting are in quotes below: 
If you just need lists of open and closed building permits, the Building
 Department keeps track of building permits in three systems.  The
 "Construction Permit Summary Report" from our current building permit
 tracking software SDL shows the building permits listed only under the
 current block and lot number.  It will also show any construction code
 violations, zoning violations, or code enforcement violations    The
"List
 of Applications" is from our former software, Mitchell Humphreys
 Construction Project Manager and shows the permits from 1997-June 2013. 
 Any permits that were closed out after June 2013 will be closed in SDL
and
 will show up on this report as open.  The third report is the "Extract of
 Permits" which is a listing of all building permits by street from
 1946-1996.   

Sincerely,
Renee Resky
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Livingston
357 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ  07039
phone (973) 992-5000 ext 5405
fax (973) 535-7967
This communication is intended only for the use of the named addressee and
may contain information which is privileged, confidential and exempt from
disclosure under applicable law.  If the reader of this communication is
not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received this communication in error, please
notify us immediately by email and delete the original message. 

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Dear Renee Resky,

Please provide our office with "Construction Permit Summary Report"

Yours sincerely,

Karen Williams

Renee Resky, Livingston Township

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Dear Karen Williams, 
This comes in response to your OPRA Request for: 
Please provide our office with "Construction Permit Summary Report" 
Please find attached the document responsive to your request.  As this
document is being emailed to you there is no cost for duplicaiton pursuant
tot he Open Public Records Act. 
Permit #20021523 for Hot water heater, #20000387 and #19941434 for a deck
are still open.  The property owner can contact the building department at
(973) 535-7953 to make arrangements to close out these permits.
Sincerely,
Renee Resky
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Livingston
357 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ  07039
phone (973) 992-5000 ext 5405
fax (973) 535-7967
This communication is intended only for the use of the named addressee and
may contain information which is privileged, confidential and exempt from
disclosure under applicable law.  If the reader of this communication is
not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received this communication in error, please
notify us immediately by email and delete the original message. 

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