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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
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Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.**
** The Office of the Town Clerk will close at 12pm on Thursday, September 15th.

Please call ahead to request vital records.

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


Starting with the November 8 Presidential Election, registered voters in Massachusetts will be able to cast their ballots before Election Day.  Early Voting is open to all voters to make it more convenient to participate in the Presidential Election scheduled for November 8. Early Voting will take place at the Essex Town Hall, 74 Martin Street, from Monday, October 24, 2016, through Thursday, November 3, 2016 during regular business hours. We will also host Early Voting at the Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering Street, on Friday, November 4th from 12-6pm.

Hours of Early Voting at Essex Town Hall:

        Monday, Oct. 24-Thursday, Oct. 27:                      7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

        Monday, Oct. 31-Thursday, Nov. 3:                       7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hours of Early Voting at the Senior Center:

Friday, Nov. 4:                                                 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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 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


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Birth Certificate | Boat Excise Tax | Death Certificate | Motor Vehicle Excise | Marriage Certificate | Personal Property | Parking Ticket | Real Estate | Resident Stickers

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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