This is the Massachusetts State Records website. It’s mission is to provide the people of Massachusetts the 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.
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.
The following information is available through the Massachusetts State Records website: criminal records, court records, and vital records.This includes over 60 million transparent public records.
The state of Massachusetts began collecting and creating public records from as far back as 1628, and from all 14 counties. As digitization becomes the standard form of record keeping - an act that has increased over the last 30 years - these records are increasingly available online from both government and third party websites. This ensures Massachusetts abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.