Many of the documents you are looking for can be immediately accessed and downloaded online. Documents from Building, Zoning, Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement and Land Use are now available online. This includes status of construction and zoning permits, inspections results, plan review status, and much more.
The Open Public Records Act contained substantial revisions to Chapter 73, PL 1963 the New Jersey Right to Know Law that had governed the public's access to government records for almost 40 years.
The Open Public Records Act provides that all government records shall be subject to public access unless exempt from such access by the provisions of the act; any statute; a resolution of either or both houses of the legislature; a regulation promulgated under the authority of a statute or executive order of the governor, rules of the court, any federal law, federal regulation, or federal order.