Public Records Request Form

If you prefer to fill out a form, please click on the attachment above “Public Records Request Form”, print it, fill it out, and send to either the Town Clerk’s Office, or the appropriate department.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law, G.L. c.66 and c.4, §7(26) provides that a municipality must, within 10 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial. These guidelines are intended to assist members of the public seeking access to public records in the custody of the Town of Stoughton.

** Please note: All Department Managers are Records Access Officers (RAO’s) in Stoughton **

Public Records Requests may be mailed to their attention at:

Stoughton Town Hall

10 Pearl St.

Stoughton, MA 02072

OR, via email

http://www.stoughton.org/departments

For Town Hall Business:  Town Clerk, Amy S. Akell:  aakell@stoughton-ma.gov

For Fire Department Requests:  Fire Chief, Michael Laracy:  mlaracy@stoughton-ma.gov

For Police Department Requests:  Police Chief, Donna McNamara: dmcnamara@stoughton-ma.gov

For School Related Requests:  School Department, Brian Smith:  b_smith@stoughtonschools.org

 

Helpful links:

Updated Public Records Law:  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prenotice.htm

A Guide to the Public Records Law:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf

Making a Request for Public Records:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prereq/reqidx.htm

Appeal a Denial of Public Records:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preapp/appidx.htm

Public Records Access 950 CMR 32:  http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/lawlib/900-999cmr/950cmr32.pdf