Essex County Records

Search for Essex County MA county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of county records. These include vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research. They may also keep documents related to property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Clerk Office is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be 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


Assessor Offices determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by residents. Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Amesbury Assessor Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street 01913 978-388-8102

Beverly Assessor Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6004

Boxford Assessor Boxford MA 28 Middleton Road 01921 978-887-3674

Essex County Assessor's Office Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7831

Essex Town Assessor Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7831

Georgetown Assessor Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5755

Groveland Assessor Groveland MA 183 Main Street 01834 978-372-8528

Hamilton Assessor Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5574

Haverhill Assessor Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2316

Lawrence Assessor Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-620-3190

Lynnfield Assessor Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-2231


Town and City Halls are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

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


Historical Societies are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their county records.

Andover Massachusetts Historical Society Andover MA 97 Main Street 01810 978-475-2236

Beverly Historical Society Beverly MA 117 Cabot Street 01915 978-922-1186

Boxford Historical Society Boxford MA Elm Street 01921 978-887-5078

Danvers Historical Society Danvers MA 11 Page Street 01923 978-777-1666

Essex Massachusetts Historical Society Essex MA 66 Main Street 01929 978-768-7541

Georgetown Massachusetts Historical Society Georgetown MA 108 East Main Street 01833 978-352-2208

Haverhill Historical Society Haverhill MA 240 Water Street 01830 978-374-4626

Ipswich Historical Society Ipswich MA 54 South Main Street 01938 978-356-2811

Lynn Historical Society Lynn MA 590 Washington Street 01901 781-581-6200


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices maintain a number of property-related county records, including property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Andover Treasurer Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8246

Beverly Treasurer Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6012

Boxford Treasurer Boxford MA 7A Spofford Road 01921 978-887-3673

Essex Tax Collector Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7111

Georgetown Treasurer Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5770

Gloucester Treasurer Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9707

Hamilton Treasurer South Hamilton MA 577 Bay Rd 01982 978-468-5575

Haverhill Treasurer Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2320


Archives preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing genealogical research. Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain county records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Gloucester Archive Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-282-3043

Haverhill City Archive Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2392

Lawrence Immigrant Archive Lawrence MA 6 Essex Street 01840 978-686-9230