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Housing and Economic Development Public Records Request

Learn how to request public records from this Department.

Guidelines for Making a Public Record Request

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of the EOHED.  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 Record Request Officer (RAO), such requests may not be the subject of an appeal.  Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

PRR Information

On June 3, 2016, Governor Baker signed into law “An Act to Improve Public Records,” enhancing public access to information.  That law went into effect January 1, 2017.  While diligent efforts are made every day across the Executive Branch to respond to a large number of public record requests, this law provides standards that will improve our approach so as to reduce delays and costs that burden accessibility.

For additional information about making a request or filing an appeal, see Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016 and 950 CMR 32.  

PRR Tips

Consider how you can narrow the scope of your request to expedite the production process.  The first four hours of work performed to respond to a PRR will be performed at no cost.  After that, the agency may charge up to $25 per hour.  

Public agencies must adhere to the law requiring them to secure personally identifiable information and prevent unwarranted invasions of privacy.  Documents containing such information must be redacted carefully before releasing, expanding time needed for production.  Consider how you might revise your PRR to exclude records containing such information.

Primary Records Access Officer (RAO)

Robert McGovern, Primary RAO
Title: Deputy General Counsel
Business address:  21st floor, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA  02108
Business telephone number:  617-788-3603
Business fax number:  617-788-3605
EOHED Records Access Office Email:

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

Public Records Request Form

Please use this link to the online form to make a public records request (PRR) of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED).