Massachusetts Public Records

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City of New Bedford Assessors Gis Maps, Land Records, Property Records View City of New Bedford Assessor's Office information, including general information, address and contact information. Search Records


Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Website Employee Directory, Land Records View Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Town of Monroe information, including contact information and demographics. Search Records

Franklin County Registry of Deeds Land Records Land Records, Property Records Search Franklin County Registry of Deeds registered land records by business name or party name, filtered by party type. Search Records

Lakeville Police Department Criminal Records, Police Records View Lakeville Police Department home page, including news, events, and contact information. Search Records

Middleborough Assessor's Office Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Middleborough Assessor's Office webpage including tax rates, general information, office information, hours, address, and contact information. Search Records

Shelburne Town Government Contact List Employee Directory View Shelburne Town Government department directory by name, contact, email, telephone number and schedule. Search Records

Shelburne Town Office Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Property Records View Shelburne Town Office's webpage providing information about the board of assessors. Search Records

Town of Middleborough Assessors Tax Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Gis Maps View Town of Middleborough Assessors tax maps by number, last updated in 2009. Search Records

Town of Middleborough Contact List Employee Directory View Town of Middleborough department directory, including links to department home pages. Search Records

Town of Watertown Contact List Employee Directory Search Town of Watertown staff directory by first name, last name or view telephone number per department. Search Records

Town of Westport Contact List Employee Directory View Westport department directory with webpage links, addresses, and phone numbers Search Records

Town of Winthrop Assessing Department Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Town of Winthrop Assessing Department general information page, including agenda for upcoming meetings, staff contacts and board of assessors. Search Records

Town of Winthrop Contact List Employee Directory View Town of Winthrop department directory, including links to department home pages. Search Records

Tyngsborough Town Assessors Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Tyngsborough Town Assessors website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services. Search Records

Ventress Memorial Library Database Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View Ventress Memorial Library databases for a list of resources available to the library patron. Search Records

Watertown Assessor's Office Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Watertown Assessor's Office webpage, including actual real estate valuations, tax bills, and a link to property assessment data. Search Records

Watertown Historical Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Watertown historic district map general information, district map and index showing the survey form numbers. Search Records

Watertown Public Library Database Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Watertown Public Library database list, including access instructions, descriptions and funding information. Search Records

Westport Free Public Library Website Employee Directory, Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Westport Free Public Library webpage including upcoming events, library newsletter, and children's programs. Search Records

Winthrop Town Assessor's Office Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records Search Winthrop Town Assessor's Office property records by property address, owner information, account number, or property ID. Search Records

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About Public Records

Are all types of Public Records open to the public?

Yes, in most cases Public Records are available to the public. Some documents, such as certain court records, confidential personal information, and other sensitive information may be kept sealed or is only available with a court order. In certain states, there is a waiting period to obtain Public Records that reveal private information.

Which government agencies provide Public Records?

A number of government agencies maintain Public Records and make them available to the public. At the local level, many Public Records are held by County Clerk's Offices or Vital Records Offices. State Departments of Revenue or Departments of Health keep Public Records. At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is one agency that has Public Records.

What is the difference between a certified and uncertified Public Record?

A certified copy of a vital record, such as birth or death certificates, is considered legal proof of the event. A certified record typically has an embossed seal and must be requested through the appropriate government agency. Other forms of Public Records, including souvenir, decorative, or uncertified copies, may not be valid for certain legal purposes.