Contact Information

Note: This contact information is only for questions regarding records storage and retrieval services for state agencies. All others please contact Citizen Information Service to be redirected to the appropriate division.

Mailing Address:

Secretary of the Commonwealth
State Records Center
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Telephone: 617-727-2470
Fax: 617-288-4505


About the State Records Center

The State Records Center (SRC) provides secure and economical records storage and retrieval services to state agencies. The SRC, designed as a part of the Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, is equipped with state-of-the-art fire and burglar alarms, sprinklers, and other fire prevention devices. The center's high-density shelving accommodates eleven cubic feet of records storage per square foot, compared to the one cubic foot of storage per square foot offered by file cabinets in the typical office.

Effective July 1, 2008, the State Records Center cannot assign src codes to any material with a permanent retention period.

Effective April 4, 2003, Thursday deliveries will be suspended until further notice.


The SRC accepts state agency records that have been listed on a Disposal Schedule approved for transfer by the Records Conservation Board. The Center has established procedures for :

Transfer of Records

Retrieval and Return of Records


Copies of State Records Center forms are available in the procedures listed above; forms are also available at this site.


The SRC is not accessible to the public. Members of the public who wish to obtain access to or copies of government records should contact the creating agency directly.