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Categories of Public Records - DALA

Types of information that can be requested from the Division of Administrative Law Appeals

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

  • Final general jurisdiction decisions
  • BSEA decisions and rulings

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

  • Final general jurisdiction decisions
  • BSEA decisions and rulings
  • Annual reports (N.A.)
  • Schedule of upcoming hearings

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/.

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