How do I submit a Public Records Request?

Some Public Records are digitized and available to the public on this site. Please use the search bar in the top right corner of the page to look for records that may already be available.

The easiest way to submit a request is by clicking the FOIA Direct button on the sidebar. This will direct you to a form you can fill out. You may also submit a request via first class mail addressed to the Records Access Officer (RAO): Connor Anderson, Archivist/Public Records Access Officer, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. Requests may also be made in-person at 26 Court Street., Plymouth, MA 02360.

Individuals making requests in-person are not required to give their names or contact information. For in-person requests that require additional time for a comprehensive response, requesters will be advised to check in periodically with the RAO, or requesters may voluntarily provide contact information. Voluntary Public Records Request Forms shall be available in all municipal offices.

To facilitate timely responses to public records requests, requests should be as specific as possible, detailing, if known, records custodian(s), and date and subject matter parameters. The more specific the request, the better able the RAO will be to respond, as broad requests often require more extensive staff efforts to locate, review and copy all possibly responsive records.

Written requests received during normal business hours will be considered received on that date. Written requests sent via email or facsimile after normal business hours shall not be considered received until the following business day. Business days shall not include Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

The RAO may ask for more information to assist the requester to make an appropriate request and/or to enable the RAO to respond more efficiently.

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