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Access to Records

On-line access.

Many types of information and records related to the Council are available on-line, directly through this web site. To view and download that information, go to the Council's home page and select the type of information that you wish to see. Categories of information available on-line include:

Other access options.

Please note: Before making a document request, you should understand that the role of the Council is to resolve disputes regarding whether a statute, rule or regulation is an "unfunded" mandate imposed by the State on a municipality, school board or county. To learn more about the Council's role and its operations, please review the information that is provided through this website. You may contact Council staff (at 609-984-9738) for additional information or for assistance in identifying the documents you seek.

  1. Phone/letter requests. The Council office provides copies of such documents as Council decisions, procedural histories, and pleadings and briefs (filed by parties in cases before the Council) in response to phone or letter requests (mailed or faxed). To request a copy of a case document, please call the Council office, at 609-984-9738, or send your request by mail or fax to:
    • State of New Jersey
      Council on Local Mandates
      PO Box 627
      Trenton, NJ 08625
      Fax number: 609-984-9737

    You will need to provide your name, telephone number, complete mailing address, and fax number (if applicable).

  2. Access under the Open Public Records Act. You may also make a request for a government record under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. There are several ways in which you may make a request: in person or by mail or fax.

    By mail or fax. To mail or fax your request under OPRA, please do the following:

    1. Print out and complete the form that has been developed to handle such requests: Council Records Request Form . The Records Request Form is a PDF document. To obtain additional information about PDF format, please refer to Document Format.
    2. Send the completed form, by mail or fax, to the Records Custodian for the Council, at:

      • State of New Jersey
        Council on Local Mandates
        Records Custodian
        PO Box 627
        Trenton, NJ 08625-0627
        Fax number: (609) 984-9737.
    3. Use the following address only for overnight or express mail deliveries of the form: 135 West Hanover Street, 4th floor, Trenton, NJ.
    4. It is recommended that you confirm that the Records Custodian has recieved your completed form in one of two ways:
      1. By phone to the Council office: 609-984-9738 or
      2. By e-mail to the Council office:, using the phrase "Records Form confirmation" as the subject.

      Please note that the Records Custodian for the Council does not accept forms that are submitted electronically.

    In person. You may make a request, in person, at the Council office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. The address of the Council is: 135 West Hanover Street, 4th floor, Trenton, NJ. You will be asked to complete the Council form that is the same as the one available on this site: Council Records Request Form .

    You may obtain additional information about OPRA and the Government Records Council by reviewing the information that is provided through these links:

Last Updated: Thursday, 08/31/23