Dog Registration Data (Belmont Town Clerk)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Belmont Town Clerk of Belmont, MA.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current Dog Registration or Dog License Database.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cushman, Ellen

I'm sorry, I know I had drafted the response immediately and thought I had sent it but apparently not. Thank you for resending your request.

Once payment of $10 is received, either cash or check payable to the Town of Belmont, we will pull the list from the database and provide the data in electronic form by email. We do not waive the fee. Payment should be sent along with the request to the address below at Town Hall.

Ellen O'Brien Cushman
Town Clerk
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617-993-2600


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