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Town Clerk
Essex Town Hall
30 Martin Street
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-7111
(978) 768-2505
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Additional Hours by Appointment. Please contact the Clerk in advance to discuss.
Aerial of Historic Town Hall
Aerial of Historic Town Hall

Please click the above links to view the warrant.


Are you unable to make it to the polls on election day? Click here for information on ABSENTEE VOTING.

Click here for a publication regarding "Residency for Voting Purposes."



All dogs must be registered by March 31, 2014.
Register in person or by mail. Click here for details.

& Dog Licensing

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7th from 4-6PM
Memorial Fire Station
24 Martin Street
Dogs and cats only, over 12 weeks of age.
10 Dollars ($10.00) per pet
Cash or personal check

*All vaccinations will be good for one year without a valid Rabies vaccination certificate.  Three year vaccinations will only be given if you bring previous RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (not receipts or tags) that prove up-to-date and previous vaccine status.

*Proceeds to benefit scholarship fund for veterinary students from the North Shore.


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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