Dog Registration Data (Needham Town Clerk)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Needham Town Clerk of Needham, 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

From: Theodora Eaton

Dear Mr. Morisy -

Town of Needham has an access database of our dogs licensing program.

We do not waive fees on public records requests - sorry.

The fee for an excel database would be $25.
Please make check payable to the Town of Needham.

Please note that we will comply with your request upon receipt of your check providing the following information

1. Name of dog owner

2. Address of dog owner

3. Name of dog

4. Breed of dog


Tedi Eaton

Theodora K. Eaton, MMC
Town Clerk
Town of Needham
1471 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-455-7500 x 216
Fax: 781-449-1246


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