Mark your calendar! The Annual Town Meeting is May 2nd!
The Annual Town Election is May 9, 2016 at the Memorial Fire Station, 24 Martin Street. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm.
All dogs must be licensed by March 31st each year.
The Town of Essex Animal Control Bylaws require that all dogs 6 months or older wear a collar or similar device, be licensed and tagged.
Failure to renew your dog license before July 1st will result in a fine of $15.00 in addition to the cost to the license.
You can renew or upload a photo online at epay.cityhallsystems.com. You can also register by mailing in your current rabies certificate and a check payable to the Town of Essex in the amount of $15 for spayed/neutered dogs and $24 for males and females.
Please be advised that the Animal Control Officer may also be issuing citations for the above offences and may confiscate your dog at your own expense in accordance with the Town of Essex Bylaws.
No additional warnings shall be given.
Cost for licensing is $15 for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $24 for males and females. Proof of spayed/neutering and up to date rabies certificate must accompany license registration request.
Please call with additional questions.
The Town of Essex will also be hosting their annual rabies vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 4pm-6pm. Details to follow.
2016 Resident Parking Stickers are now available!!
Resident stickers are issued at the Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-3:30pm or online at epay.cityhallsystems.com. If you are buying the stickers in person, please bring your vehicle’s registration showing the vehicle is registered to an Essex address. If your registration does not have an Essex address you must bring an alternative proof of residency: ie., rental agreement. Resident stickers are $5 each or $1 each for those 65 and older.
Please note Transfer Station stickers can also be used in designated resident only parking areas as proof of residency. Transfer Station stickers are also issued annually and must be renewed to be valid.
To avoid a parking violation please ensure you have a current sticker on your vehicle in the lower left hand corner of your windshield (driver's side corner) for the enforcement officers to easily acknowledge. Any questions please call 978-768-7111 or email CStPierre@essexma.org.
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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.