Each public body in Massachusetts has a single, official location where it must post all meeting notices. The official notice posting locations are listed below in three spreadsheets corresponding to the types of public bodies: local, regional/district/county, and state. The spreadsheets are organized alphabetically and are searchable.
Local Public Bodies (Municipalities):
1. Local public bodies are required to post notices in a manner conspicuously visible to the public at all hours in or on the municipal building in which the clerk's office is located. G.L. c. 30A, § 20(c). This may be a bulletin board, an electronic display, or a binder.
2. As an alternative method of notice, a municipality may adopt a website as the official notice posting method for all the public bodies within the municipality, and must notify the Attorney General in writing of the website URL. See 940 CMR 29.03(2). The municipalities that have not adopted websites are noted in the spreadsheet as posting a “physical notice.”
For more information about notice posting requirements, please consult the Notice section of the Open Meeting Law Guide, pages 8-10. If you believe any information in these spreadsheets to be incorrect or outdated, please contact the Division of Open Government at (617) 963-2540 or OpenMeeting@State.MA.US.
Due to functionality limitations with the Commonwealth’s recent website update, the columns in the table auto-fit to the width below. We have raised this issue with the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) and hope to improve the functionality as soon as possible. To see the full text in each cell, click and drag the edge of the column header to the desired width. Alternatively, you may download the Notice Posting Method spreadsheet and view it in Excel.
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