Dog Registration Data (Revere City Clerk)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Revere City Clerk of Revere, 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, §10, 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: Ashley Melnik

Dear Mr. Morisy:

Please remit a check in the amount of $10.00 made payable to the City of Revere to:

Attn: Ashley E. Melnik, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
281 Broadway
Revere, MA 02151

The list will be furnished to you electronically once your payment and request is received in the mail.

Thank you,

Ashley E. Melnik, City Clerk
Clerk of Council · Justice of the Peace · Notary Public
281 Broadway
Revere, Massachusetts 02151

{In Massachusetts, the term "public record" is broadly defined to include all documentary materials or data created or received by any officer or employee of any governmental unit, regardless of physical form or characteristics, unless it falls under one of the statutory exemptions to the Public Records Law. G. L. c. 4, § 7(26). Consequently, email is subject to the disclosure, retention, and maintenance provisions as required by law. G. L. c. 66}


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