Watertown Contributory Retirement Board Guidelines for Requests for Public Records
The Massachusetts Public Records law M.G.L. c. 66 and c. 4 § 7(26) provides that every person has a right to access public information.
In order to assist members of the public with accessing public records in our custody, the following guidelines are provided:
Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing in order to ensure that our office accurately and completely responds to your request.
A request for public records should include a reasonable description of specific records being requested, including a time period, if applicable.
Under some circumstances, we may assess a reasonable fee for the production of public records. We will provide the first 2 hours of labor required to respond to your request at no charge. After that we may charge up to $25 per hour for additional labor.
Note to members: If you are looking for records regarding your own information – such as your current annuity savings account balance or your estimated years of creditable service – please contact us. Your personal data is not public record, and a request from you for your own information is not a public records request.