Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

Constitutional Officers: Secretary of the Commonwealth

C6 Secretary of the Commonwealth
The Honorable William Francis Galvin, Secretary
State House, Room 340
Boston, MA 02133
Executive Office: 617-727-9180
General Information: 617-727-7030

The responsibilities of the Secretary of the Commonwealth include custody of the state seal, the administration of elections, maintenance of public records, filing and distribution of regulations and public documents, corporate registration, recordings of appointments and commissions, the storage of historical data, the preservation of historic sites, the administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act, and information and referral on all aspects of state government, as well as State House tours, and the Registry of Deeds offices that have been placed under the Secretary's supervision.

Regional Offices hours are 8:15 am to 4:30 pm M-F:

218 South Main Street, Suite 206
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel: 508-646-1374
Fax: 508-646-1473

436 Dwight Street, Room 102
Springfield, MA 01103-1317
Tel: 413-784-1376; 413-784-1378
Fax: 413-784-1379

The Regional Offices have information on elections, legislation, and registered corporations. Certain corporate certificates are also available. The staff swear in state officials, notaries public, and justices of the peace and provide and file state nomination papers. They are part of the State Bookstore. Publications and regulations are available.

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