Essex County Public Index (Massachusetts)


Essex County Courts act as judicial bodies to resolve legal disputes, including civil and criminal cases in Essex County, Massachusetts. They may also provide a searchable public index of Essex County court records, including case information, trial outcomes, and any sentences, plea bargains, or settlements. Essex County public indexes allow searches by name or business name, by case number, or by court or case type, which can provide information on misdemeanors and felonies, traffic court violations, family court cases, divorce records, and appeal records. Many Courts provide online access to the Essex County public index.

Essex Superior Court Salem MA 34 Federal Street 01970 978-744-5500

Gloucester District Court Gloucester MA 197 Main Street 01930 978-283-2620

Haverhill District Court Haverhill MA 45 Ginty Boulevard 01830 978-373-4151

Ipswich District Court Newburyport MA 188 State Street 01950 978-462-2652

Lawrence District Court Lawrence MA 2 Appleton Street 01840 978-687-7184

Lynn District Court Lynn MA 580 Essex Street 01901 781-598-5200

Newburyport District Court Newburyport MA 188 State Street 01950 978-462-3511


Essex County Town and City Halls provide municipal services to their area, which includes keeping a number of documents that are accessible to the public in Essex County, Massachusetts. Essex County public records, including vital documents, property records, and permit records, may be available through a public index database. Essex County public indexes can provide searchable databases for birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates, as well as property-related records like property tax assessments, property appraisals, and property owner information. These records can help conduct an Essex County background check or locate information about a person or business.

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


Essex County Clerk Offices maintain public records for a county or local government, including vital records, property records, and permit records in Essex County, Massachusetts. Clerks may provide a public index to search their Essex County records, which can provide information on birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates. Essex County public indexes may also contain property tax assessments, real estate appraisal reports, property owner information, and other records related to property. Essex County Clerks may provide online access to their public index, which can be used for many forms of research.

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

Beverly Clerk Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street, Rm 1 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, Ste 9 01930 978-281-9722

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

Haverhill City Clerk Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street, Ste 118 01830 978-374-2312

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

Middletown Clerk Middleton MA 48 South Main Street, Ste 1 01949 978-774-6927

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


Essex County Libraries collect and store documents and multimedia records which they make available to the public in Essex County, Massachusetts. A Library, especially a state library or municipal library, may also store public records. Libraries often make these records available through a public index, or a searchable database to locate Essex County government agency reports, government publications, vital records, and other public documents. These records can be used to find information on any individual or business, look up government documents, or conduct a background check, and Essex County public indexes may be available on the Library website.

Beverly Public Library Beverly MA 32 Essex Street 01915 978-921-6062

Endicott Library Beverly MA 376 Hale Street 01915 978-927-0585

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Hamilton MA 14 Union Street 01982 978-468-5577

Haverhill City - Library Haverhill MA 99 Main Street 01830 978-373-1586

Lawrence Public Library Lawrence MA 51 Lawrence Street 01841 978-620-3600

Marblehead Town Library Marblehead MA 235 Pleasant Street 01945 781-631-1481

Mass School of Law Andover Andover MA 500 Federal Street 01810 978-681-0800

Memorial Hall Library Andover MA 2 North Main Street 01810 978-623-8401

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-557-1050

Nevins Memorial Library Methuen Town MA 305 Broadway 01844 978-686-4080

Newburyport Public Library Newburyport MA 94 State Street 01950 978-465-4428

Noble Library Network Danvers MA 26 Cherry Hill Drive 01923 978-777-8844


Essex County Archives preserve documents and other records that hold historical significance in Essex County, Massachusetts. They may also keep public records such as Essex County birth certificates, property sale records, and historical maps. Archives may provide a public index to search for their documents by type, location, name, or business name. These public indexes can also provide information on historic property boundaries, death certificates, and criminal records, making them valuable resources for conducting Essex County genealogical research. Archives may provide access to the Essex County public index on their website.

Gloucester Archive Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue, 11 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