The New Jersey Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et. seq.) provides that certain government records shall be made available to the public for inspection, examination and copying.
Citizens who wish to obtain government records must file a records request with the Custodian of Records. This is accomplished by completing a form available at the sheriff’s office. For your convenience, we have also made the form available online.
In order to utilize this form, you will need the freely available Adobe Reader software installed on your computer, version 7 or higher. This is a “fillable form” which may be filled out on your computer and saved to your hard drive. A fillable form isn’t the same as electronic filing and it is not possible to electronically submit a form—you must print it out after entering the information.
The procedure for obtaining government records is fairly straightforward, however, it is important to note that in order for your request to be processed, you will be required to provide an accurate description for each record sought.
The completed form may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:
Custodian of Records
Morris County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900