Public record requests

Request a Public Record

Under state Public Record Law, requests for public records are made to the Town Clerk, Shutesbury's designated Records Access Officer (RAO).  Requests can be made by postal mail or by email.  Please include your contact information.

The following Records Access Officers have been designated for particular records  

  • For public Fire Department records, contact Shutesbury Fire Chief by email or at 259-1211

  • For public Police Department records, contact Police Chief by email or at 259-1279
  • For public K-6 School records, contact Union 28 by email or at (413) 423-3337
  • For pulic 7-12 School records, contact Amherst Region by email or at (413) 362-1823


Order a Vital Record (Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate)

  • Submit request by phone, fax, or email

  • Include any known information - name and date preferred

  • Send a $5 per copy payment - cash or check made out to "Town of Shutesbury"

  • Send a self-addressed stamped envelope (or you can pick up the record at the Town Clerk's office)


Search Vital Records

Genealogists are welcome to email specific inquiries. The Clerk's office will evaluate what is available, send an estimated cost to complete the research, and make copies as requested.