Public Records

The Massachusetts Public Records Law provides that every person has a right of access to public information. The right to access includes the right to inspect, copy or have copies provided upon the payment of a reasonable fee.

For a copy of legislation filed with the City Council you may:

  • Email the City Clerk, an electronic copy of the document will be sent to the requesting email address. In cases when an electronic copy is not available, the Clerk’s Office will respond to the requesting address to determine if you wish to receive or view a hard copy.
  • Call the Clerk’s Office
  • Visit the Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

In order to process your request, please be specific, including the bill number and title in your request.

The City Council webpage lists recent agendas and minutes which include the bill number and titles of items voted on by the Council or currently under consideration. Amesbury’s Annual Reports, lists the prior years’ legislation.

Fees apply when requesting copies. Fees cover cost of paper, toner and time to process the copies.

For more information about Massachusetts Public Records Law visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Public Records Division.