Town of Essex

A30 Martin Street, Essex, MA. Photograph by Steve Rosenthal

The Town of Essex, Office of the Town Clerk, is a gateway into the community and strives to provide exceptional service to the public. The Town Clerk serves as guardian of valuable municipal records dating from the early nineteenth century to the present. These documents include assessments for real estate, vehicles and personal property, Town Meeting minutes and warrants, election results, voter registrations, vital records (births, deaths and marriages), public health information, permit history for various commercial and noncommercial activities, school district information, military enlistment papers, and a variety of maps, plans and street information related to town planning and infrastructure.

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 of the Essex community and furthering its beautification, safety and vitality.

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