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Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in Oradell

As a potential homebuyer, it is important to know your rights when it comes to accessing public records. In the state of New Jersey, the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) allows for the public to request and obtain certain government records. This includes records related to real estate transactions.

When buying a home, it is crucial to know the history of the property you are considering. This includes any open and closed permits that may affect your ownership. By utilizing the OPRA, you can request access to these records and have a better understanding of the property you are interested in.

In order to request access to public records under the OPRA, you must submit a written request to the government agency that maintains the records. This could be the municipality where the property is located or the county clerk's office. Your request should include a detailed description of the records you are seeking, along with your contact information.

Once your request has been received, the government agency has seven business days to respond. They may provide the records you have requested, deny your request, or request additional information. If your request is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. As a homebuyer, it is important to know your rights under the OPRA and how to access public records related to real estate transactions. By utilizing this valuable resource, you can make an informed decision and protect your interests when buying a home. 

Contact The Law Office of Joseph A. DiPiazza, LLC for assistance in filing and analyzing your OPRA requests: (201) 597-0065.

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