Instant Access to Massachusetts State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Massachusetts Public Records

This is the Massachusetts State Records website. It’s mission is to provide Massachusetts Ans with right to examine and obtain public records. This is in accordance with the Massachusetts Public Information Act, which ensures government information and records are available to the public: Massachusetts Public Records Law.

The tools on this website help to ensure that all members of the general public have the right and ability to access these records easily and concisely, without necessary requiring personal information (unless otherwise specified by a constitutional or statutory law, or by a court decision.

The following information is available through the Massachusetts State Records website: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 60 million transparent public records.

Information presented on this website can be accessed immediately and accurately. This information was gathered starting from the year 1628, and from all 14 counties. This ensures Massachusetts abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.