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Interim Town Clerk, Notary Public
Essex Town Hall
30 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
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UNTIL APRIL 1, 2018.

During the ban no parking is allowed from midnight until dawn on any street in Essex.

The only exception is all night parking is allowed year round on the ‘odd’ numbered side of Pickering Street.
Violators may receive a $25 parking citation.
Vehicles will be subject to towing during a storm.

2018 Resident Parking Stickers will be available beginning December 18, 2017.

Please be aware that the Resident Stickers are issued annually.
Visit the Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-3:30pm, by mail or online at to procure your sticker.

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 in addition to your vehicle’s registration.

Also, valid Transfer Station stickers can also be used to park in resident sticker only parking.

To avoid a parking violation please ensure you have a current sticker on your vehicle!
Any questions please call the Clerk’s office at 978-768-7111.


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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