StateReference is currently in beta. For the duration of the beta, StateReference is completely free to use. Yes, this means we may charge in the future for access to some records. The exact business model is to be decided.
Our goal is to become a must-have tool for professionals who make use of the Massachusetts Public Records Law or otherwise have an interest in government records and transparency.
We are in the process of collecting records from Massachusetts state agencies and municipalities, with a particular focus on law enforcement. Learn more about how we use the public records law.
In addition to making public records requests, we automatically download (Wikipedia article on Web scraping) records from state databases. This is the current list of state databases we scrape:
Are you a working journalist or attorney? Are you an activist or a curious member of the public? Reach out to us. I would love to hear your comments, thoughts, and questions.