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

    Matthew Graves, Primary RAO
    Title:  Legal Assistant, Governor's Legal Office
    Business address:  Room 271, State House, Boston, MA 02133
    Business telephone number:  617-725-4030
    Business email:  GovOffice.RAO@state.ma.us

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

    Please note that the Office of the Governor is not one of the instrumentalities enumerated in G.L. c. 4, §7, cl. 26, and therefore its records are not subject to disclosure under the public records law.  The Supreme Judicial Court has so held.   See Lambert v. Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Council, 425 Mass. 406, 409 (1997).   Notwithstanding Lambert, it is the voluntary practice of the Office to consider and to respond to public records requests on a case-by-case basis. 

  • Contacting a Secretariat or Agency

    To help avoid delay in responses, please consider whether your public record request would more appropriately be directed to a secretariat or agency.

    Each secretariat and agency has a designated RAO who will receive and respond to public records requests.