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.
Regional/County/District Public Bodies (Including Regional School Districts):
1. Meeting notices must be filed and posted in the same manner required of local public bodies in each of the communities within the region or district. A county public body must file meeting notices in the office of the county commissioners. G.L. c. 30A, § 20(c).
2. As an alternative method of notice, a regional/county/district public body may post a meeting notice on the regional, county, or district public body’s website. 940 CMR 29.03(3)-(4). Please note that only regional/county/district public bodies that have adopted alternative notice posting methods will appear in this spreadsheet. All others post with the default official method (to file and post in the same manner required of local public bodies in each of the communities within the region or district).
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 If you believe any information in these spreadsheets to be incorrect or outdated, please contact the Division of Open Government at (617) 963-2540 or OpenMeeting@State.MA.US.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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