Essex County Clerk

Find Essex County Massachusetts clerk, including county, city, and circuit clerk, and clerk of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saugus Town Clerk 298 Central Street Saugus MA 01906 781-231-4101

Wenham Town Clerk 138 Main Street Wenham MA 01984 978-468-5520

West Newbury Town Clerk 381 Main Street West Newbury MA 01985 978-363-1100

What is a Clerk?

Clerks are responsible for record-keeping and providing information about court proceedings and legal documents including criminal reports and arrest records. They may maintain records in paper or electronic form. In some communities, it's the job of the county clerk to administer marriage licenses. In other communities, the city clerk works mostly with jail and arrest records. Court clerks are responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of divorces as well as judicial and probate matters.

Clerks maintain tax records, business liens, and real estate tax assessments. Clerks are responsible for making such records available to the public. Many offices maintain their records online, and citizens can directly access these public records for a small fee.