Guidelines for Making a Public Record Request

The Sex Offender Registry Board encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of the Sex Offender Registry Board.  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 Sex Offender Registry Board has designated the following employee as the Primary Records Access Officer (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests.

William Burke, Primary RAO
Title:  General Counsel
Business address:  P.O. Box 4547 Salem, MA 01970
Business telephone number:  978-740-6400
Business email:

Only questions pertaining to the PRR process or a PRR status should be sent to the email account of the Primary RAO.

List of Links to Public Records of Frequent or Significant Interest

Notices of Open Meetings and Hearings
Minutes of Open Meetings and Hearings
Final Agency Opinions, Decisions, Orders or Votes
Annual Reports
Proposed Amendments to Regulations
Winning Bids for Public Contracts
Awards of Federal, State and Municipal Government Grants
Agency Budgets

Categories of Public Records

Below is a list of categories of public records maintained by the Sex Offender Registry Board.  Please note this list is not exhaustive. These records may be subject to redaction if they contain information that may not be disclosed by law, is exempt under the public records law or is subject to other legally applicable privileges.

Written policies of the agency
Contract for services
Training materials
Registration counts (Level 1, 2, 3)
Reclassification counts
Number of administrative hearings (what the preliminary level was and the final level)
Number of preliminary injunctions
Number of Superior Court cases
Number of Appellate cases