Public Records Requests


Public Records
Guideline for Public Records Requests

Public Records Available in the Town:

Subject to the statutory exemption, the following documents maintained by the Town will be made available upon request pursuant to the requirements of the Public Records Law:

All books, papers, maps, photographs, recorded tapes, financial statements, statistical tabulations, or other documentary materials or data, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by any officer or employee of any agency, executive office, department, board, commission, bureau, division or authority of the Town or any person, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity which receives or expends public funds for the payment or administration of pensions for any current or former employees of the Town. 

• Examples of Public Records held and maintained by the Town are as follows: Minutes from meetings, applications, submissions to boards and committees, Town financial information, Town correspondence, bylaws, policies regulations, business certificates, permits, licenses and contracts.

• Examples of Pubic Records NOT held by the Town; Certificates of Organization or Incorporation maintained by the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office, deeds, or court records.

How to make a public records request: A person may make a public record request the following ways:

1. Orally in person to the RAO;
2. In writing delivered to the RAO; or
3. Delivered to the RAO via first class mail, electronic mail or facsimile.

Records Access Officers:  
Town of Cohasset Records Access Officer (RAO)
Carol St. Pierre
Town Clerk 

Cohasset Police Department Records Access Officer (RAO)
Sergeant Jeffrey Treanor 

Cohasset Public Schools Records Access Officer (RA0)
Patrick Sullivan Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools