Public Records Center

The Town of Natick is committed to open government and aims to improve transparency through increased access to public information.  Massachusetts law protects the rights to access public information and has long mandated government disclosure of records.  The Town fulfills its responsibility to citizens by pro-actively posting commonly requested documents to it's website and providing access to or copies of public requests upon request. 

These guidelines are intended to assist members of the public seeking access to public records in the custody of the Town of Natick. 

Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law (MGL c. 66 and c.4, § 7 (26)) provides that a municipality must, within 10 business days (Monday-Friday, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial.  Public Records are broadly defined in Massachusetts law.  For more information regarding the Public Record Law please visit the Secretary of State's website.

The full text of regulations regarding the Public Records law is available at Records Access Regulation (950 CMR 32.00) which became effective on January 1, 2017. In order to protect certain privacy and security interests, there are statutory exemptions prohibiting particular public records, or portions thereof, from disclosure pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 4, Section 7.

The following information is offered to help the public gain access to public records in the Town of Natick.  The information and lists below are not exhaustive and any questions or concerns regarding public regards should be directed to the Records Access Officer.

General Information

Regular business hours for the Town of Natick are as follows:
Monday- Wednesday: 8AM-5PM
Thursday: 8AM-7PM
Friday: 8AM-12:30 PM

The Records Access Officer (RAO's) for the Town of Natick is:
  • Diane Packer, Town Clerk
    (508) 647-6430 Ext 4
    Fax: (508) 655-6715                                                      publicrecords@natickma.org 
The following are also records access officers:
  • Police Department Lieutenant Leo Fitzpatrick
    (508) 647-9530
    Fax: (508) 647-9531
    recordsrequest@natickpolice.com

  • Natick Public Schools - Timothy Luff
    (508) 647-6503
    publicrecords@natickps.org
    Fax: (508) 647-6507

Making a Public Records Request


  • Public Records Requests may be made in person, by mail addressed to the Records Access Officer, by facsimilie at the numbers listed above or by email at the addresses listed above.
  • Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing in order to ensure the Office accurately and completely responds to your request.
  • To facilitate timely responses to public records requests, requests should be as specific as possible. The more specific the request, the better able that the Town will be able to respond to it in a timely and cost efficient manner. In some instances the Town may assess a reasonable fee for the production of the records
  • Please click here for the Town of Natick's public records access guidelines
You will find commonly requested records regularly posted to the website.  If you are unable to find the records on this website please submit a Public Records Request Form.  
 
Commonly Requested Records:
Budget & Financial Information
Agendas & Minutes
Build Permit Applications
RFPs/Bids
Annual Reports
Home Rule Charter & By-Laws
Employee Pay Plans
Property Assessments
Tax & Water Bills
GIS Maps
Town Projects 
Complete Streets Project
Town Meeting Information
Vital Records Request (Birth, Death & Marriage)
Election Results
Office of Campaign Political Finance Forms (coming soon)
Doing Business As (DBA) Certificates