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.

Rules & Regulations

The Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (PDF) 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.

The State has also provided Public Records Access Regulations (PDF) to help you understand your rights.

The Secretary of State's Office provides a flowchart of the Public Records Access process here.

Boxborough Public Records Request Guidelines

On December 13, 2021 the Boxborough Select Board voted to approve these guidelines to help you navigate Public Records Law and understand the process. These were updated in December 2022, and link to the updated Public Records Guidelines as of December 2022.

Click here for a list of commonly requested documents and their locations.

Records Available on Our Website

Commonly requested records, such as meeting minutes, election results, and planning board decisions, are usually available on this website. The Search function (see the "Search" box) will help identify all the documents relevant to your request.  Town maps, aerial photography, and parcel/assessor information is available on our Geographic Information System (GIS) website.

Records Access Officers

Boxborough has four Records Access Officers (RAOs):

  • Rebecca Harris, Town Clerk
    29 Middle Road
    Boxborough, MA 01719
    Phone: 978-264-1727
    Email Rebecca Harris
  • Michael Johns, Town Administrator
    29 Middle Road
    Boxborough, MA 01719
    Phone: 978-264-1712
    Email Michael Johns
  • John Szewczyk, Interim Police Chief
    520 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boxborough, MA 01719
    Phone: 978-264-1750
    Email Chief Szewczyk
  • Paul Fillebrown, Fire Chief
    502 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boxborough, MA 01719
    Phone: 978-264-1770
    Email Paul Fillebrown

Submit a Request

Public Records Requests should be made in writing for clarity and accuracy, and may be made:

  • In person or delivered via U.S. Mail to:
    Town Hall
    29 Middle Road
    Boxborough, MA 01719
  • By fax to 978-264-3127
  • By email to a Public Records Access Officer

Download our suggested Public Records Request Form PDF.


If you have questions, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-264-1727.