Public Records-Request & Records Retention Schedule Guide

Public Records Request

An Act to Improve Public Records, Chapter 121, Acts of 2016 was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker with many of the provisions set to take effect on January 1, 2017. The New Public Records Law created the position of a Records Access Officer(s) (RAO). The RAO's duties consists of coordinating a response to public record requests, assisting individuals seeking public records access, maintaining records of the requests, and preparing guidelines for the process. 

In compliance with the law, the Lakeville Board of Selectmen have appointed the Town Clerk, Lillian M. Drane as the Super Records Access Officer (SRAO) and in addition, appointed the town department heads as Record Access Clerks.

Effective January 1, 2017, all Public Records request for the Town of Lakeville must be submitted to the Super Records Access Officer (Town Clerk) who will record all requests made and then forward the requests to the Record Access Clerks to process.

FEE:  $.05 Per page

All written request forms can be submitted the following ways:

  • By mail, to: Town of Lakeville, Lillian M. Drane, Town Clerk/SRAO, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347
  • In-person, to: Lillian M. Drane, Town Clerk/SRAO, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347
  • By email

Please contact the Town Clerk/SRAO with any questions regarding the process at 508-946-8800. Below is a Public Records Request Form and Guidelines, as well as a few helpful Public Record links:

Helpful Links