Public Records Request

Public Records

What is a Public Record?                            
Every record that is made or received by a government entity or employee is presumed to be a public record unless a specific statutory exemption permits or requires it to be withheld in whole or in part. Exemptions may be found at Chapter 4, Section 7(26) of the Massachusetts General Laws. For more information, follow this link: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preinformation.htm

What is a Public Records Request?
A public records request is a request to either inspect, and/or copy, public records. There is no requirement that the request be made in person or in writing, or be in any particular form. The person making the request is not required to identify himself/herself, or to provide information about the reason for the request or how the records will be used. The request must be clear enough to enable the Town to conduct a meaningful search. The Town may ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner. The State acknowledges that access to information is a fundamental and necessary right of every citizen.

PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST FORM

PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS OFFICER                      LUCIA LONGHURST, TOWN CLERK

BOARD OF ASSESSORS              DENISE ELLIS
BOARD OF HEALTH                      CHRIS ZAHNER
CEMETERY/HIGHWAY                  NASHLEE KETCHUM
CONSERVATION                           JENNIFER CARLINO
INSPECTIONS                                KATHY INGARGIOLA
PLANNING                                      TABITHA HARKIN
TREASURER/COLLECTOR           CATHRYN VANDYNE
ACCOUNTING                                JAMES PUELLO
TOWN MANAGER'S OFFICE         MICHELLE BROWN
WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT    BERNARD MARSHALL