Essex County Permits (Massachusetts)

Search for Essex County, MA county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Essex County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Essex County permits. Clerks in Essex County, Massachusetts may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Essex County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for an Essex County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Andover Town Clerk Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly Clerk Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6037

Essex County Clerk Salem MA 56 Federal Street 01970 978-744-5500

Georgetown Town Clerk Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5711

Gloucester Clerk Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9722

Hamilton Town Clerk Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Haverhill City Clerk Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2312

Methuen City Clerk Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8595

Middletown Clerk Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-6927

Newbury Town Clerk Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-462-2332

Peabody Clerk Peabody MA 6 Allens Lane 01960 978-538-6330


A Essex County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Essex County, Massachusetts may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Essex County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Amesbury Town Hall Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street 01913 978-388-8100

Andover Town Hall Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly City Hall Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6000

Boxford Town Hall Boxford MA 7 Spofford Road 01921 978-352-6555

Byfield Town Hall Newbury MA 7 Central Street 01922 978-463-3335

Danvers Town Hall Danvers MA 1 Sylvan Street 01923 978-777-0001

Essex Town Hall Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7410

Gloucester City Hall Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9710

Haverhill City Hall Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2300

Ipswich Town Hall Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6608

Lawrence City Hall Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-794-5803

Lynn City Hall Lynn MA 3 City Hall Square 01901 781-598-4000

Lynnfield Town Hall Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3128

Middleton Town Hall Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-3344

Nahant Town Hall Nahant MA 334 Nahant Road 01908 781-581-0018

Newbury Town Hall Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-465-0862

Newburyport City Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4413

Newburyport Town Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4407

North Andover Town Hall North Andover MA 120 Main Street 01845 978-683-3169

Peabody City Hall Peabody MA 24 Lowell Street 01960 978-532-3000

Rowley Town Hall Rowley MA 139 Main Street 01969 978-948-2081


A Essex County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Essex County, Massachusetts issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Essex County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Essex County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Andover Building Department Andover MA 91 Ridge Street 01810 978-623-8445

Boxford Building Department Boxford MA 200 Washington Street 01921 978-887-6000

Boxford Zoning Boxford MA 4 Middleton Road 01921 978-887-6802

Georgetown Building Department Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5736

Gloucester Planning Department Gloucester MA 22 Poplar Street 01930 978-281-9778

Groveland Building Department Groveland MA 23 School Street 01834 978-469-5003

Hamilton Planning Department Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Lawrence Planning Department Lawrence MA 147 Haverhill Street 01840 978-620-3500

Lynnfield Building Department Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3143

Lynnfield Zoning Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-2032

Manchester Building Department Manchester-by-the-Sea MA 10 Central Street 01944 978-526-2000

Merrimac Town Planning Department Merrimac MA 2 School St 01860 978-346-8013

Methuen Zoning Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8633

Newburyport Planning Department Newburyport MA 70 Low Street 01950 978-465-4456

North Andover Zoning North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-688-9541

Rockport Building Department Rockport MA 34 Broadway 01966 978-546-9218


A Essex County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes as well as other rules and regulations. As part of enforcing building codes and zoning regulations, Code Enforcement Offices in Essex County, Massachusetts may issue county permits. These Essex County permits can be required for land development, installing septic systems, demolition, repairs, and renovations. They may also be required to show that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be known as a certificate of zoning compliance. These Essex County public records can also show if a building had a valid permit, and they can be used to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Haverhill Housing Code Enforcement Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2325

Lawrence Code Enforcement Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-620-3130