Essex County Code Enforcement (Massachusetts)


Essex County Code Enforcement Offices ensure compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations, typically working at the Essex County or local level in Massachusetts. The Code Enforcement Office enforces building codes and keeps records on all codes and regulations, as well as making reports about Essex County building code violations. They investigate potential code violations and issue abatement orders, and the MA office also issues permits. These permits may be required for construction, occupancy of a building, and to prove the building is in compliance with Essex County zoning laws. Code Enforcement Office records may be available on their website.

Haverhill Housing Code Enforcement Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street, 210 01830 978-374-2325

Lawrence Code Enforcement Lawrence MA 200 Common Street, 209 01840 978-620-3130


Essex County Building Inspectors verify that construction projects meet Essex County building codes and regulations in Massachusetts. They also monitor designs, building materials, Essex County safety codes, and utilities, as well as enforcing codes. As part of this job, Building Inspectors inspect construction to determine whether it meets the codes, issues permits for construction projects, and creates inspection reports. Building Inspector records may include information on Essex County code enforcement violations, permits issued by the inspector, and approved MA building projects, as well as violations and work stoppage orders. Building Inspectors may provide access to some of their documents online.

Amesbury Building Inspector Amesbury MA 11 School Street, 2 01913 978-388-8129

Beverly Building Inspector Beverly MA 502 Cabot Street, 149 01915 978-921-6025

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

Georgetown Building Inspector Georgetown MA 1 Library Street, 7 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, 210 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, 209 01840 978-686-4438

Marblehead Building Inspector Marblehead MA 7 Widger Road, 1 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

Newburyport Building Inspector Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4405

North Andover Building Inspector North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-688-9545


Essex County Town and City Halls provide municipal services for the Essex County community, including playing a role in code enforcement in Massachusetts. The Town or City Hall may be responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes and investigating possible building code violations in Essex County. They maintain records on code enforcement, the current Massachusetts building code, and approved and rejected building plans. Town and City Halls may also issue investigation reports on building code violations and any punishments or abatement orders for violations in Essex County. The Town or City Hall may provide code enforcement records online through its website.

Amesbury Town Hall Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street, Ste 1 01913 978-388-8100

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

Beverly City Hall Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street, Rm 1 01915 978-921-6000

Boxford Town Hall Boxford MA 7 Spofford Road, # B 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, Ste 9 01930 978-281-9710

Haverhill City Hall Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street, Ste 201 01830 978-374-2300

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

Lawrence City Hall Lawrence MA 200 Common Street, Ste 306 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


Essex County Building Departments ensure the construction of safe buildings by creating and enforcing Essex County building codes and zoning rules in Massachusetts. They also maintain records on building codes, reviews of Essex County building rules, and any changes to the code requirements or regulations. The Building Department also reviews and approves building and renovation plans to make sure they meet code standard, and they also issue MA building permits. Building Department records include Essex County building code violations, approved building permits, and compliance reports. The Building Department may provide online access to some of their code enforcement documents.

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, Ste 7 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