The Public Records Law requires that beginning January 1, 2017 agencies must report to the Secretary of the Commonwealth certain information relating to public record requests. In accordance with the Public Records Regulations, agencies must report this information using an online form.
In order to report information using the online form, the primary Records Access Officer (RAO) designated by an agency must first set up an account. An account may be created by accessing the following link https://www.sec.state.ma.us/AgencyRAOWeb/RAOAccounts/Welcome.aspx. Once the primary RAO creates an account, this link also may be used for agency RAOs to login and enter the required public records request information into the online form: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/AgencyRAOWeb/RAOAccounts/Welcome.aspx
The Agency Public Records Request Database, which contains agency public records request information as reported to this Office by each agency, is publicly accessible. You may search the Agency Public Records Request Database here.
Please contact the Public Records Division at 617-727-2832 or RAOManagerAdmin@sec.state.ma.us if you have any questions.