Yes, OPRA requests themselves are public records and may be readily obtained using OPRAmachine. We have found that municipalities and counties have varied fairly wildly with the extent to which they redact personally identifying information from the request forms and emails sent requesting public records under OPRA.
Some government agencies have imposed “special service” charges to requests that are seeking a high volume of records, such as OPRAs covering several months. As emphasized in past documentation pages, breaking a request into smaller requests for narrower periods of time is a good way to avoid being charged a fee for the records you are seeking.
The following are example requests made for this type of record on OPRAmachine:
Copies of all OPRA requests - Egg Harbor Township
Copies of all OPRA requests - New Jersey Division & Families
Copies of all OPRA requests - Red Bank Borough
Copies of all OPRA requests - Gloucester County
Copies of all OPRA requests - New Jersey Department of Education