Public Records Request

The Town of Falmouth is committed to open government and improved transparency through increased access to
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public records. The guidelines and information below are intended to assist members of the public seeking access to public records in the custody of the Town of Falmouth. Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law, G.L. c.66 and c.4, §7(26) provides that a municipality must, within 10 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial. 

Please review the Public Records Access Guidelines and submission options below to understand and expedite your request.  See the Department Records Access Officers list for point of contact per department.  Please contact the Town Clerk with any general questions regarding this process. 

General information about the public records law and public records requests is found in the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s, “A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law,” January 2017 edition, found online at:  www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf.  

Public Records Access Guidelines

Public Records Request Submission Options


Records Access Officers


The following Records Access Officers (RAO) have been designated by the Town Manager. Records Access Officers are available to answer questions concerning and help facilitate the making of public records requests for their individual departments. The Town Clerk is available to assist you in identifying the appropriate department with custody of the records you are requesting.  

Town Clerk

Michael Palmer

508-495-7353


Town Manager/Selectmen

Peter Johnson-Staub

508-495-7320

Email

Accounting-

Victoria Rose

508-495-7392

Email

Affirmative Action Officer

Denise Coleman

508-495-7332

Email

Animal Control

Gregg Fraser

508-457-2550

Email

Zoning Board of Appeals

Sari Budrow

508-495-7462

Email

Assessors-

Melanie Bush

508-495-7379

Email

Beaches

Bruce Mogardo

508-548-8623

Email

Building Department-

Rod Palmer

508-495-7570

Email

Com. on Disabilities

Kathleen Haynes

 

Email

Community Preservation

Carole Sutherland

508-495-7436 

Email

Conservation-

Courtney Tazziz

508-495-7444

Email

Council on Aging

Jill Bishop

508-540-0196

Email

DPW

Peter McConarty

508-457-2543

Email

DPW-Engineering

James Mcloughlin

508-457-2543

Email

DPW-Highway

James Grady

508-457-2543

Email

DPW Parks

Rocky Gomes

508-457-2543

Email

DPW- Business Systems

Kathy Costa Flynn

508-457-2543

Email

DPW-Facilities Main.

Shardell Newton

508-457-2543

Email

DPW-Water Department

Stephen Rafferty

508-457-2543

Email

DPW-Wastewater Mgmt

Amy Lowell

508-457-2543

Email

Fire Department

Kim Strohm

508-485-2517

Email

Health Department

David Carignan

508-495-7487

Email

Human Services

Karen Cardeira

508-548-0533

Email

Information Technology-

Mike Bottomley

508-495-7409

Email

Marine and Environmental Services

Gregg Fraser

508-457-2550

Email

Personnel Department-

Denise Coleman

508-495-7332

Email

Planning Department

Melinda Maranchie

508-495-7438

Email

Police Department

LT. Douglas DeCosta

774-255-4527

Email

Communications Center

David Diogo

508-495-4519

Email

Public Library

Linda Collins

508-457-2555

Email

Recreation Center

Joe Olenick

508-457-2567

Email

Retirement Board

Kip St. Germaine

508-457-0578

Email

School Administration

Sharon Reid

 508-548-0151

Email

Tax Collector-

Tracey Cecil

508-495-7369

Email

Town Counsel

Kimberly Fish

508-548-8800

Email

Treasurer

Tracey Cecil

508-495-7379

Email