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Information for requesting public records

·         Requests for public records should be directed to the Records Custodian for the particular department holding the record. See list below for Records Custodian contact information for each department, board and commission. Additional assistance is available by contacting the Records Access Officers also listed below.


·         Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing in order to ensure that the Office accurately and completely responds to your request.


·         A request for public records should include a reasonable description of specific records being requested.


·         Under some circumstances the Records Custodian may assess a reasonable fee for the production of public records.


·         Anyone may request records directly from Records Custodians listed below. The Law does not require any specific format for making a request but the sample below may be helpful. It is recommended that your request contain the following information:

Date request mailed

Records Custodian of Department, Board or Commission from list below
Name of Department, Board or Commission
Address of Department, Board or Commission
Woburn, MA 01801

Re: Massachusetts Public Records Request

Dear __________:

This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66, Section 10) I am requesting that I be provided a copy of the following records:

[Please include a detailed description of the information you are seeking.]

I recognize that you may charge reasonable costs for copies, as well as for personnel time needed to comply with this request. If you expect costs to exceed $10.00, please provide a detailed fee estimate.

The Public Records Law requires you to provide me with a written response within 10 calendar days. If you cannot comply with my request, you are statutorily required to provide an explanation in writing.

Your name
Contact information (address, email, telephone)


·    If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Records. See Appealing a Denial of Access to Public Records in Massachusetts for more information.


·         For additional information about making a request or filing an appeal, see 950 CMR 32.08 (2) or refer to our publication, A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (PDF).

Records Custodians


City Hall Departments: Mail: Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Assessing Department - Chief Appraiser Andrew Creen
Building Department - Commissioner Thomas Quinn
City Auditor - Auditor Charles Doherty
City Clerk - City Clerk William Campbell
City Council - City Clerk William Campbell
Conservation Department - Administrator Theresa Murphy
Engineering Department - City Engineer John Corey
Board of Health - Health Agent John Fralick
Human Resources/Personnel - Director Elaine Pruyne
Information Technology - Chief Innovation Officer David Mastronardi
Law Department - City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette
Mayor - Assistant to Mayor Marie Lingblom
Planning Department - Director Tina Cassidy
Purchasing Department - Purchasing Agent Michael Gauthier
Recreation Department - Director Rory Lindstrom
Treasurer/Tax Collector - Treasurer/Collector Timothy Donovan

Fire Department: Mail: 124 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Fire Chief Timothy Ring

Police Department: Mail: 25 Harrison Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
Police Chief Robert Ferullo

Public Works Department: Mail: 50 North Warren Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Superintendent John Duran

School Department: Mail: 55 Locust Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Superintendent Mark Donovan

Senior Center/Council on Aging: Mail: 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Director Joanne Collins

Veterans Services: Mail: 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 0101
Director Larry Guiseppe

Woburn Public Library: Mail: 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Library Director Andrea Bunker

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions: Mail: Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Board of Appeals - Clerk of Committees Sheila McElhiney
Elections/Registrars of Voters - City Clerk William Campbell
Handicapped and Disabled Citizens Commission - Chair Veronica Andrews ~ Tel (781) 897-5893
Historical Commission - Chair Carol Seitz
License Commission - Clerk of Committees Sheila McElhiney
Retirement Board - Administrator Maureen Marcucci
Sign Review Board - Assistant to Mayor Marie Lingblom
Traffic Commission - City Clerk William Campbell
Woburn Redevelopment Authority - Director Tina Cassidy

Agricultural Commission: Mail: 41 Wyman Street, Woburn, MA 0180
Chair Paul Medeiros

Cemetery Commission: Mail: 100 Salem Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Secretary Barbara Nowell

Woburn Golf & Ski Authority
: Mail: Country Club Road, Woburn, MA 01801
Club Pro Paul Barkhouse ~ Tel: (781) 933-9880

Woburn Housing Authority: Mail: 59 Campbell Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Director Robert McNabb ~ Tel: (781) 935-0818

Records Access Officers: Mail: Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn, MA 01801
City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette ~ Tel: (781) 897-5910
City Clerk William Campbell ~ Tel:(781) 897-5850