Essex County Building Departments (Massachusetts)

Search for Essex County, MA building and zoning records. Building records include building plans, building code evaluations, building surveys, and building code violations, and zoning records include zoning violations, zoning boundaries, and zoning regulations.


Essex County Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings in Essex County, Massachusetts. The Building Department maintains building and zoning records, including design plans for construction and renovation projects, records on the current structures on any parcel, maps showing property lines, and Essex County building permits issued by the department. They also keep records on a property's compliance with Essex County building codes, including building and zoning violations, as well as records of inspection reports. Many Building Departments provide online access to building 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


Essex County Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the Essex County, MA including inventories of parcels and structures, zoning boundaries, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also keep Essex County building and zoning records, such as reports from on-site inspections, maps of property lines and zones, and value assessments for building improvements. Many Assessor's Offices provide online access to their records, including documents on building and zoning.

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 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

Marblehead Town Assessor Marblehead MA 7 Widger Road 01945 781-631-0236

Methuen Assessor Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-794-3219

Middleton Assessor Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-2099


Essex County Building Inspectors ensure that building construction is in compliance with building and zoning codes in Essex County, MA. They maintain documents on permits issued by the Essex County Building Department, including construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Building Inspectors also keep approved and rejected building plans and blueprints, records on a property's compliance with Essex County building codes, and records on building and zoning violations and inspection reports. Many Building Inspectors make these building and zoning records available to the public online.

Amesbury Building Inspector Amesbury MA 11 School Street 01913 978-388-8129

Beverly Building Inspector Beverly MA 502 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6025

Beverly Building Inspector Beverly MA 188 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6024

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

Gloucester Building Inspector Gloucester MA 3 Pond Road 01930 978-281-9774

Groveland Building Inspector Groveland MA 183 Main Street 01834 978-469-5003

Haverhill Building Inspector Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2341

Ipswich Building Inspector Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6605

Lawrence Building Inspector Lawrence MA 65 Lowell Street 01840 978-685-0282

Lawrence Building Inspector Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-686-4438

Marblehead Building Inspector Marblehead MA 7 Widger Road 01945 781-631-2220

Merrimac Building Inspector Merrimac MA 2 School Street 01860 978-346-0525

Middleton Building Inspector Middleton MA 195 North Main Street 01949 978-777-2850


Essex County Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue in MA. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains and updates records on every parcel in the district, as well as maintaining certain building and zoning records. These records include building valuations, zoning boundaries, and building construction. Treasurers and Tax Collectors also keep documents on Essex County property taxes, including property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and tax liens. The office may also maintain information on property auctions and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access their Essex County building records, including documents on building and zoning.

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

Merrimac Tax Collector Merrimac MA 2 School Street 01860 978-346-8824


Essex County Code Enforcement Departments ensure compliance with building and zoning codes for a county or local government. Code Enforcement Departments in Massachusetts keep records on building code violations, zoning regulations, and zoning violations. They also maintain records on Essex County building inspections, complaints filed against properties or businesses, violations issued by the department, and other local rules and regulations. The records maintained by the Code Enforcement Department are often available online.

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