The Designer Selection Board encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of the DSB. This helps to ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request.  Otherwise, written requests may be delivered by hand, mail, email or fax (if available). While requests for public records may be made orally in person to an RAO, such requests may not be the subject of an appeal. Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

The Designer Selection Board has designated the following employees as the Records Access Officers (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests.

Roberto Melendez, Primary RAO

Claire Hester, Secondary RAO 

Public records requests regarding records in the possession of the DSB can be made by email to info.dsb@state.ma.us, or by hand delivery or mail to:

Designer Selection Board
Attn: Records Access Officer
One Ashburton Place, Room 1004
Boston, MA 02108

We encourage the public to submit written requests whenever possible. If an oral request is necessary, please call 617-727-4046 and ask for the Records Access Officer.

Questions regarding how to file a public records request or the status of a public records request can be made via email at info.dsb@state.ma.us or by calling 617-727-4046.

Categories

General categories of public records in the possession of the DSB include the following:

The public records required to be posted on our website are as follows:

When requesting public records, please provide a reasonable description of the records sought and a preferred format, if any, for receiving public records that are available in electronic form. Please understand that a request to search employee emails will generally require more time to complete and may require us to charge fees. It is often helpful to specify a time period and particular search terms, so that the search does not yield unmanageable results.

All requests will be processed in accordance with the public records law and regulations at M.G.L. c. 66, § 1 et seq. (as most recently amended by An Act to Improve Public Records, St. 2016, c. 121) and 950 C.M.R. 32.00. The procedure for appealing a public records response to the Supervisor of Public Records is set forth at 950 C.M.R. 32.08, available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/