Public Information on the City of Springfield Website
The Commonwealth’s Public Records Law requires that the City respond to all requests for information in a timely fashion, and as such, the City has made many records subject to public disclosure available online which are available for download or printing, free of charge. While not all records have been made available online at this time, the City is continually working to provide as many records as possible through the City’s website. Please see below for a list of links to frequently requested documents and available records.
The Records Access Officer for the City of Springfield is the City Clerk. If you have any questions about requesting public information please contact 413-787-6443.
Written requests may be submitted via US Mail, hand delivery, facsimile or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the records are available in an electronic format, records can be sent via email, which is both cheaper and faster than using the postal service.
For written requests, please mail your request to the following address, making sure to include your name and contact information, such as mailing address, phone number and/or email address, in case the Public Record Custodian needs to contact you:
City of Springfield
City Clerk's Office
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103
If you have questions about the Public Records Law, details may be found on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and their appointed Supervisor of Public Records oversees the Public Records Law for the Commonwealth as well as the appeals process should you be aggrieved by the City’s responses to your requests.
Public Records Available on this Website
Budget, Expenditures and Financial Plans
Open Checkbook - expenditures, including payroll, FY 2012 to present
Additional Financial reporting - quarterly and comprehensive annual financial and performance reporting
Procurement – current and past bids
City Council meeting proceedings, keyword search or browse by date
Schedule of public meetings for city boards and commissions (including the City Council)
Property and Taxation
Tax Payment History - now including Trash Fee, Motor Vehicle Excise, and Property taxes back to 2004.
Genealogical information: The Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History maintains a library of historical records of area births, deaths, marriages, property transfers and city directories, as well as a broader collection genealogy materials for the U.S. and Canada.