Office of the Public Records Administrator
The Office of the Public Records Administrator (OPRA) plans and runs the program for managing records in the State of Connecticut. This system makes sure government records are protected, accessible, and transparent. It also helps preserve public records for emergencies and future use.
Public agencies include state agencies within the executive branch, municipalities (towns, cities, boroughs, and districts), certain quasi-public agencies, and other political subdivisions of the State of Connecticut.
Public Records are defined by CGS §1-200(5) as “any recorded data or information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, received or retained by a public agency.” All public agency records are public records regardless of format (i.e., paper, electronic) or level of access (i.e., open, restricted).