Public Records


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Please e-Mail all Records Requests to recordsrequest@ci.reading.ma.us or contact any of the Records Access Officer's listed below:

Records Access Officers

     
Chief Records Access Officer Laura Gemme Town Clerk
Town Hall | 16 Lowell Street | 781-942-9050    
Town Records Laura Gemme Town Clerk
Town Hall | 16 Lowell Street | 781-942-9050    
Town Records Matthew Kraunelis Administrative Services Director
Town Hall | 16 Lowell Street | 781-942-6611    
School Records Thomas Milaschewski Superintendent Schools
School Administration | 82 Oakland Road | 781-944-5800    
School Records Samantha LaPierre Assistant to the Superintendent
School Administration | 82 Oakland Road | 781-944-5800    
Municipal Light Records Erica Morse Executive Assistant
RMLD Administration | 230 Ash Street | 781-942-6489    
Police Records Richard Abate Lieutenant Detective
Police Department | 15 Union Street | 781-944-1212    
Police Records Kate Steir Police Administrative Assistant
Police Department | 15 Union Street | 781-944-1212    
Retirement Records Colleen Loughlin Retirement Administrator
Retirement Administration | 2 Haven Street | 781-942-9007    

Public Records Information

The Public Records Law provides that every person has a right of access to public information, whether it is to view or obtain copies of what is defined as a “public record.” see Public Records--MGL 66:10.

The custodian may require the request to be in writing in order to provide the correct material, however may not do so merely to delay providing the record. The custodian has up to ten business days to respond to the request. The response can be to provide the record, to outline the procedure that will be required to supply the record, or to provide a written denial based on one of the statutory exemptions.

If the request is lengthy and / or the retrieval process is complicated, the custodian may also assess a fee for the record, as well as a reasonable fee that may be required to search and generate a response to the request. The custodian is only required to provide records that are in existence and is not required to create a new record based on material in custody to accommodate a specific request.

Code of Massachusetts Regulations 950 CMR 32.00 outlines the regulations of the Supervisor of Public Records in effectuating access to public records.

For further information, please also visit the Public Records Division website.