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 fees does a Clerk charge?

State law generally enables Clerks to recover a portion of their transactional costs, and some states regulate the fees that Clerks may charge. Most permits and licenses issued by Clerks carry a set fee. Land transaction filings typically carry a base fee plus an additional per page charge. It is common for Clerks to also charge a per page fee when providing copies of documents to the public.

Do Clerks collect taxes?

Clerks do not collect taxes. Tax collection is usually handled by a separate office established for that purpose. Some Clerk's Offices may accept tax payments as a convenience to the public.

What are the requirements to become a Clerk?

In some jurisdictions, the Clerk is an elected position, while in others the Clerk is appointed. Most Clerks have a college degree and at least some professional experience. Some counties and local governments require that the Clerk have or obtain a Certified Municipal Clerk designation.