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Barnstable County, MA Public Records

Barnstable County Public records encompass all documentary materials or data, such as books, papers, maps, photographs, recorded tapes, financial statements, or any other physical form created by any government agency officer per the local laws. These are accessible to all individuals, provided there are no legal exemptions. Vital records, though, are only accessible to eligible requesters. Individuals can contact the Barnstable Probate and Family Court in person or through a written request for divorce records. To obtain marriage, birth, and death records, requesters must contact the town clerk where the event occurred and may need to inquire about specific requirements for each town before making a request. Also, interested individuals may access vital records through the State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics by completing a Vital Records Order Form and submitting it with the appropriate fee. The Massachusetts Public Records Law allows interested parties to inspect or view property records.

Courts in Barnstable County

Court Records in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County court records are generally considered public records, provided there are no legal restrictions. The Barnstable County Superior Court Clerk maintains a record of all court cases filed in the county. These include judgments, dockets, transcripts, case files, pleadings, and other documents filed in court. To obtain copies of court records, interested individuals can visit the clerk's office in person or send a written request by mail. Submissions can be made in writing to the appropriate office and must include details such as names of the defendant or plaintiff and dates. Requesters can also retrieve information on Barnstable-resident sex offenders from the SORB website by searching the database based on county, city, or ZIP code. In addition to geographical searches, offenders can also be searched by name and registration status.

Court Name:
237 Rock Harbor Road
3195 Main St., P.O. Box 425

Jails and Prisons in Barnstable County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County inmate records are available to the public. These are maintained by the county sheriff's office, which also provides search provisions. Alternatively, individuals can also use the state-wide inmate search tool. These records contain the inmate's name, alias, booking date, mugshot, charge information, and warrant number. Requesters can obtain information regarding Barnstable County Correctional Facility inmates from the Sheriff's Inmates and Visitor Information Center or by contacting the Records Access Officer of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office. Inmates may spend no more than one hour with visitors during a session. They are limited to four visitors per day. Barnstable County has two jails and prisons serving 213,900 people in 394 square miles and ranks 13th out of 14 counties in jails and prisons per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
3195 Main Street|PO Box 427

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Barnstable County

Arrest Records in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County arrest records are official documents that provide an overview of an individual's arrest. These records are created and managed by law enforcement agencies like the sheriff's department or local police department. The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office also maintains all the county's crime data and criminal history records. These include a criminal suspect's physical description, name, address, occupation, crime details, and booking information. It also has mugshots, fingerprints, and arresting officer statements. However, not all records are public, as certain exemptions apply. These include cases involving juvenile suspects, ongoing investigations, endangerment of individuals, privileged information, and confidential sources. Parties such as law enforcement, insurance companies, legal representatives, government agencies, and bail bondsmen have access to these confidential records. Barnstable County has a total of 22 Police Departments, while the crime rate in the county stands at 17.95 incidents per 1,000 residents.

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