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Town Clerk
Contact TypeContact Information
Town Clerk, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, Parking Clerk & Records Access Officer
Assistant Town Clerk, Notary Public
Essex Town Hall
74 Martin Street
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-7111
(978) 768-2505
M-Th 7:30am-3:30pm. Addl hours by appointment. Call ahead for vital records.
Essex Town Hall
Interested in running for local office?


The following seats will be on the ballot:
  • One Assessor for three years.
  • One Moderator for one year.
  • One Selectman for three years.
  • One Board of Health member for three years.
  • Two Constables for one year.
  • One School Committee member for three years.
  • One Board of Library Trustee for three years.
  • One Planning Board members for five years.
  • One Housing Authority member for five years.
  • One Housing Authority member to fill a vacancy for 1 year.
For more information, dates and deadlines, review the complete candidate package here.

Conomo Point, Chebacco Lake, the Town Landing, Car with Boat Trailer parking at the Municipal Parking Lot as well as the end of Island Road and Water Street are STICKER PARKING ONLY.
Resident Parking Stickers are $5 each or $1 if you are 65+. You must provide a copy of your vehicle registration that shows the vehicle as being registered to an Essex address to qualify. If you have a lease or corporate owned car please provide a utility bill or something of the sort in your name to confirm residence.

Please note that valid Transfer Station stickers may also be used as Resident Parking Stickers.
Resident Parking Stickers may be purchased in person at Town Hall, M-Th from 7:30am-3:30pm, by mail by including a copy of the vehicle's registration/payment or online at


No on-street parking from midnight-dawn from Dec 1st-April 1st, with the only exception being the easterly side of Pickering Street.
Please make sure any guests are also aware of this policy, and be mindful visiting other small towns as they may have a similar policy!

DANG!! Didn't make it to Town Hall?? Pay online!!
Birth Certificate | Boat Excise Tax | Death Certificate | Motor Vehicle Excise | Marriage Certificate | Personal Property | Parking Ticket | Real Estate | Resident Stickers | Transfer Station | Water / Sewer

Mission Statement:

The Town of Essex Clerk’s office, being a gateway into the community, has a goal to provide exceptional service to the public. The Town Clerk serves as guardian to vital records (births, marriages and deaths) occurring in the Town as well as valuable municipal records.

The Town Clerk is responsible for overseeing and maintaining accurate systems for the duties set forth in the Town Bylaws, Massachusetts General Laws and any other tasks assigned to this office that assist in continuing the smooth operation and furthering the beautification, safety and vitality of this community.

Other duties of this office include:

- Planning and posting Town Meetings, management, recording minutes and sending Bylaw changes to the Attorney Generals office for review and approval.
- All public meeting notices, postings and agendas of local boards and committees.
- Essex Shellfish Licenses (Clams, Sea Worms and Eels).
-Issuance and maintenance of records for Business Certificates (necessary for businesses operating in town under a d/b/a).
- Dog license registration.
-Maintenance of Voter Lists and Registrations.
-Planning and managing elections and certifying poll results.
-Maintenance of Census files.
-Administration and records of oaths of office to town officials.
- The Town Clerk also serves as that Parking Clerk and handles the processing and appeals of all violations.
- Processing and appeal of non-criminal dispositions (bylaw and other civil violations).

 We welcome you to contact our office or stop in for further information.

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