Public Records

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:

City of Woburn Open Finance Portal

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 business 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 John Connolly
Building Department Commissioner Thomas Quinn
City Auditor Auditor Charles Doherty
City Clerk City Clerk Lindsay E. Higgins
City Council City Clerk Lindsay E. Higgins
Conservation Department Administrator Theresa Murphy
Engineering Department City Engineer John Corey
Board of Health Health Agent John Fralick
Human Resources/Personnel Director Shawna Healey
Information Technology Chief Innovation Officer David Mastronardi
Law Department City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette
Mayor Assistant to Mayor Dianne Mearls
Planning Department Planning Director Tina Cassidy
Purchasing Department Puchasing Agent Orazio DeLuca
Recreation Department Director Rory Lindstrom
Treasurer/Tax Collector Treasurer/Collector Timothy Donovan


Fire Department

Mail: 731 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Fire Chief Donald Kenton


Police Department

Mail: 25 Harrison Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801

Police Chief Robert Rufo

Please submit a Police Records Request here


Public Works Department

Mail: 50 North Warren Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Superintendent John Duran


School Department

Mail: 55 Locust Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Superintendent of Schools Matthew Crowley


Senior Center/Council on Aging

Mail: 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Director Marie Lingblom


Veterans Services

Mail: 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 0101

Director Bob Davis


Woburn Public Library

Mail: 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Library Director Hermayne Gordon

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions

Board of Appeals Clerk of Committees Gordon Vincent
Elections/Registrars of Voters City Clerk Lindsay E. Higgins
Handicapped and Disabled Citizens Commissions Chair Veronica Andrews (Tel: 781-897-5893)
Historical Commission Chair Carol Seitz
License Commission and Board of Appeals Clerk of Committees Gordon Vincent
Retirement Board Administrator Anne Speicher
Sign Review Board Assistant to Mayor Dianne Mearls
Traffic Commission City Clerk Lindsay E. Higgins
Planning Board and Woburn Redevelopment Authority Director Tina Cassidy


Agricultural Commission

Mail: 41 Wyman Street, Woburn, MA 0180

Assistant to the Mayor Dianne Mearls


Cemetery Commission

Claire Murphy

Mail: 100 Salem Street, Woburn,

Woburn Golf & Ski Authorit

Mail: Country Club Road, Woburn, MA 01801

Woburn Gold & Ski Authority Club Pro Paul Barkhouse (Tel: 781-933-9880)


Woburn Housing Authority

Mail: 59 Campbell Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Woburn Housing Authority Executive Director Thomas Maher (Tel: 781-935-0818)


Records Access Officers

Mail: Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn, MA 01801

Records Access Officers Phone
 City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette (781) 897-5910
 City Clerk Lindsay E. Higgins   (781) 897-5850