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In order to ensure compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 6A, the following individuals have been appointed as "Record Access Officers" for their respective departments. Please contact the appropriate person when making a public records request:



Department
Individual and Title
Address and Phone Number
Records
Agricultural Commission
Chair
499 Plymouth Street
Meeting agendas, meeting minutes and other records associated with the  Agricultural Commission.
Ambulance
see Fire Department
Animal Control
see Police Department
Assessors, Board of
Karen Trudeau, Principal Assessor
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1720
Assessment information
Abatements and exemptions
Property cards
Agendas/minutes - Board of Assessors
Building Inspector
Robert Piccirilli, Building Inspector
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-6557
Building permits and relevant documents including wiring, plumbing, and gas permits, plans, etc.
Cemetery Department
Robert Badore, Cemetery Superintendent
60 Hemlock Lane
781-293-1760
Deeds, burial records and plans for the Town's cemeteries
Conservation Commission
Kendra Kelly, Secretary
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1735
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Conservation Commission. Applications, decisions and associated documents.
Council on Aging
Barbara Brenton, Council on Aging Director
503 Plymouth Street
781-293-7313
Records associated with the Council on Aging's programs and operations; agendas and minutes of the Council on Aging.
Dog licenses/permits
see Town Clerk
Elections
see Town Clerk
Elementary School
Joy Blackwood, Superintendent of Schools
250 Pembroke Street, Kingston, MA 02364
781-585-4313
Records associated with the Halifax Elementary School's programs and services. Meeting agendas and minutes of the Halifax Elementary School Committee.
Emergency Management
see Fire Department
Finance Committee
Kendra Kelly, Secretary
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1735
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Finance Committee. Records of transfers from the Reserve Fund.
Fire Department
Jason Viveiros, Fire Chief
438 Plymouth Street
781-293-2323
Records associated with the Fire Department's programs and services including ambulance calls.
Health, Board of
Catherine Drinan, Health Agent
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-6768
Septic system documents, permits for food, large outdoor events, nail salons, perculation tests, rubbish haulers, spa and tanning, and wells. Meeting agendas and minutes for the Board of Health.
Highway Department
Robert Badore, Highway Surveyor
60 Hemlock Lane
781-293-1760
Records associated with the Highway Department's programs and services. Also records for the Tree Warden.
Historic District Commission
John Shea, Chairman
499 Plymouth Street
781-294-1316
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Historic District Commission. Applications, decisions, and associated documents.
Historical Commission
Susan Basile, Town Historian
516 Plymouth Street
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Historical Commission.
Holmes Public Library
Jean Gallant, Library Director
470 Plymouth Street
781-293-2271
Records associated with the Library's programs and services and agendas and minutes of the Trustees.
Information Technology
see Town Administrator
Municipal and School Building Committee
Susan Johnston, Administrative Assistant
500 Plymouth Street
781-293-1745
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Municipal and School Building Committee. Records associated with the Committee's work.
Planning Board
Theresa Renaud, Administrative Assistant
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1736
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Planning Board. Applications, decisions and associated documents.
Police Department
Ted Broderick, Police Chief
540 Plymouth Street
781-294-8713
Police log entries, accident reports, gun permit information, and other records associated with the Police Department. Dog reports/complaints.
Recycling Center
Susan Johnston, Recycling Coordinator
917 Plymouth Street
781-293-1732
Records associated with the Solid Waste and Recycling programs
Selectmen, Board of
see Town Administrator
Town Accountant
Sandra Nolan, Town Accountant
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-5303
Financial records including bills payable, revenue and receipt turnovers, and annual financial reports.
Town Administrator
Charlie Seelig, Town Administrator
499 Plymouth Street
781-294-1316
Agendas and minutes of the Board of Selectmen and other records associated with the Board and the Town Administrator. Alcohol licenses, Class I, II, III licenses for motor vehicles. Entertainment licenses. Main contact for requests when the appropriate department is not known.
Town Clerk
Barbara Gaynor, Town Clerk
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1727
Birth, death, and marriage records, dog licenses, election records, town meeting records, "doing business as"/business certificates.
Town Collector-Treasurer
Pamela Adduci, Town Collector-Treasurer
499 Plymouth Street
781-294-8381
Property tax, motor vehicle, personal property, water, and recycling bills and payments, and municipal lien certificates
Tree Warden
see Highway Surveyor
Veterans' Services
Wilford Corey, Veterans' Agent
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1724
Records associated with the Veterans' Services programs and services.
Wage and Personnel Board
Susan Vogt, Secretary
499 Plymouth Street
781-294-1316
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Wage and Personnel Board. Studies and other documents associated with the Board's work.
Water Department
Keith Swanson, Water Superintendent
500 Plymouth Street
781-293-1733
Water usage information, plans and layouts, other records associated with the Water Department's programs and services.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Theresa Renaud, Administrative Assistant (temporary)
499 Plymouth Street
781-293-1736
Meeting agendas and minutes of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Applications, decisions and associated documents.

Helpful links:

Updated Public Records Law:  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prenotice.htm 
A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records Law:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf 
Making a Request for Public Records:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prereq/reqidx.htm
Appeal a Denial of Access to Public Records:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preapp/appidx.htm

 
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