Public Records Requests

The Massachusetts Public Records Law provides that every person has a right of access to public information.  This right of access includes the right to inspect, copy or have copies of records provided.

The Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law is published and made available by the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.  It contains extensive information about Public Records, including Frequently Asked Questions, Exemptions from Public Records Law, applicable fees and statutory references.

Commonly requested records are available on either the Town web site (this site) or the Town's document management web site known as Docushare.  Using the search function on this site (see the "Search..." box above) automatically executes a search on both sites, resulting in a consolidated results collection.  Town maps, aerial photography, parcel and assessor information is available on our Geographic Information System (GIS) web site.

The Records Access Officer (RAO) for Acton is the Town Clerk, Eva Szkaradek.  Public Records Requests are recommended to be made in writing for clarity and accuracy and may be made in person or delivered via U.S. Mail to Town Hall, 472 Main Street, Acton, Massachusetts, 01720, fax to telephone (978) 929-6340 or electronic mail to clerk@acton-ma.gov.  A suggested form for a request is available at this link:  Public Records Request Form.

Any questions may be directed to the Town Clerk via the e-mail address above, or by telephone at (978) 929-6620.