The Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66 & Chapter 4, Section 7(26)) provides that every person has a right to access public information.
In order to assist members of the public with accessing public records in the custody of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, the following guidelines are provided:
- Requests for public records should be directed to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office’s Records Access Officer. The Records Access Officer can be contacted at:
- Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing in order to ensure the BCSO can accurately and completely respond to your request.
- A request for public records should include a reasonable description of specific records being requested.
- Under some circumstances the BCSO may assess a reasonable fee for the production of public records.
For additional information regarding public records requests, please refer to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Record Request Guidelines.