Public Records Requests

Overview

The Town of Marblehead is committed to open government and aims to improve transparency through increased access to public information. Massachusetts law protects the right to access public information and has long mandated government disclosure of records. The Town fulfills this responsibility to citizens by proactively posting commonly requested documents to its website and by providing access to or copies of public records upon request.

Public records are broadly defined in Massachusetts law. Public records include nearly all documentary materials or data of any form generated, received or maintained by the Town, its employees, boards, committees and commissions. In order to protect certain privacy and security interests, there are certain narrowly defined statutory exemptions prohibiting particular public records, or portions thereof, from disclosure pursuant to G.L.c.4§7. Click here to view the list of public record exemptions.

The following information is offered to guide the public in gaining access to public records in the custody of the Town of Marblehead. The information and lists contained herein are not exhaustive, and any questions or concerns regarding public records should be directed to the Records Access Officer listed in the contact box on this page.

Please click here to be linked to the Secretary of State's website for more information regarding public records law. 

The changes to the Public Records Law are effective January 1, 2017.  Click here to access the full text of the Public Records Access Regulation.

Click here for a one-page summary on how to submit a Public Records Request to the Town of Marblehead.
 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kyle Wiley Records Access Officer (781) 631-0000