Public Records

Welcome to the City of Lowell’s Public Records page.  On this page, you will find contact information for requesting public records, as well as some guidelines to help you with your request.  

John Pyers is currently designated as our Records Access Officer (RAO) 

There are several ways to request a copy of a public record:

  1. Send an email to the RAO via 
  2. Submit an online form here 
  3. Submit a request in writing as follows: City Hall Law Department, Attn: RAO, 375 Merrimack Street 3rd Floor, Lowell MA 01852. 
  4. Call the RAO via 978-674-4050.
  5. Fax a request to the RAO via 978-453-1510.

When requesting public records, please keep the following guidelines in mind to avoid delays:

  • Please be as specific as possible in your request, including the department if you know it, document type and time period to help the City respond quickly and accurately.
  • If you have multiple requests for a single address, please consolidate all questions into one records request.
  • The City will respond to your request in electronic format whenever possible, unless you specify otherwise.
  • Depending on the extent of your request, the City may charge a fee for the production of records.  If this is the case, you will be sent an invoice to be paid before the records are produced.
  • Many public records are available online through the City's website.  Please review the links provided on this page to see if the records you are requesting are already available.

Many records are not maintained by the City of Lowell. Some of those are: