Massachusetts Acts and Resolves

The Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts is the official publication of the Session Laws of the Massachusetts General Court


Before the establishment of the Province of Massachusetts Bay by charter in 1691, records can be found under the two colonies governed by separate and distinct political bodies acting under different charters: Plymouth Colony (also known as New Plymouth) and Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Additional Resources

Acts and Resolves: 1692 to 2010

Acts and Resolves Volumes: 1692 to 1959

Acts and Resolves Volumes: 1960 to 2010

Acts and Resolves: 2011 to Current Session

An unofficial version of the Session Laws from 1997 to the present can be found on the Massachusetts General Court's website

Contact   for Massachusetts Acts and Resolves


Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m. *Advance appointments are strongly recommended


(617) 727-9730


Main Library
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Room 341, Boston, MA 02133
Special Collections Department
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Room 55, Boston, MA 02133

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