Englewood Cliffs council looks into whether increasing cost of public records is legal

From North Jersey:

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS – Nearly three weeks after the borough council took steps to raise the cost of an open records request from 5 to 25 cents a page, residents are still paying the lower rate for copies of public records while the council finds out if the increase is legal.

“The next step is to find out if we can do it,” Council President Joseph Favaro said Wednesday.


Property records becoming a gold mine

From Park Rapids Enterprise.com:

Hubbard County will implement a fee system for retrieval of online land records, in part to protect a valuable commodity and to protect taxpayers’ interests.

The county has subscribed to an online program that makes public property records such as locations and deeds more accessible.