Town Hall Move

Town Hall will be closed to the public from Tuesday, February 14 through Friday, February 17 for the move from 8 West Common Street to 461 E-6 Boston Street (Route 1) during the renovation of Town Hall.

Town Hall Offices will reopen at 461 E-6 Boston Street - New England Business Park (at the back of the office complex) on Tuesday, February 21 at 8AM.

It is estimated that the restoration of Town Hall will take eighteen months.

Residents are asked to mail their tax payments to 461 E-6 Boston Street during the week of February 14 through February 17 rather than deliver them in person due to the move.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this transition.

Adult Events at the Library

Open on Sundays! For the 4th year, the Topsfield Town Library will be open on Sundays from 2 - 5pm during February and March! Sunday hours are funded by the State Aid to Public Libraries program.

For complete information about Mahjongg on Mondays from 6-9 pm, the "Make a Valentine" workshop on Monday, February 6, 6:30-8pm, and the "You-Do-It" Craft workshop on Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8pm, please see the Friends Newsletter below. For more information on events at the Topsfield Town Library, please email Rebecca Crockett.

Friends Newsletter for February

Friends of the Library Membership Drive

The annual Friends of the Topsfield Library membership drive is under way! The Friends are committed to the mission of the Library and provide critical support for many programs and activities. To learn more about the Friends, click here.

It is easy to join by mail, in person, or on-line. The membership form is available here.

Further Information

2017 Mosquito Spray Exclusion Request Deadline March 1, 2017

Per 333 CMR 13.03: Exclusions from Pesticide Application, requests must be sent via Certified Mail to the Town Clerk's Office by March 1, 2017.

Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Topsfield, 461 E-6 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 01983

Letter Template

Clerk's Office Announces Positions on Boards and Commissions

Nomination papers will be available Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

The Town Election will be held on May 4, 2017. All terms are three years unless noted.

All are for one position unless otherwise noted.

Papers may be taken out for the following positions:

Board of Assessors

Board of Selectmen (2)

Commissioner of Trust Funds


Housing Authority (2) one five year and one four year

Library Trustee (2)

Masconomet Regional School Committee Member

Moderator - One year term

Park and Cemetery Commissioner

Planning Board (2)

Road Commissioner

Topsfield Elementary School Committee (2)

Water Commissioner

Town Meeting

Town Meeting will be held May 2, 2017.

Comcast & Verizon Cable Contract Renewal

The Town of Topsfield is negotiating renewal cable television licenses with Comcast & Verizon per the federal cable act & Massachusetts state cable statute. The selectmen held one public hearing on 11/21/16 and have continued it to a future meeting (TBD). The public may attend hearings and submit comments regarding the town's cable-related community needs. Written feedback may be sent to the Selectmen's Office:

Full Information

Tri-Town Council Newsletter

The winter edition of the Tri-Town Council's Coalition newsletter is now available. Please click on the link below to read the most recent news.


Topsfield TRIAD programs

Have you taken advantage of these TRIAD Programs?

  • 911 Disability Indicator Form: If an emergency, it will help the Police.
  • House Numbers: Its the law in MA to have them.
  • Scams: Do not let yourself be scammed.
  • Clutter: Too much and First Responders may not be able to reach you.

Further Information

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

The February, 2017 edition of the Council on Aging's Newsletter, Senior Scoop, and previous editions are available here.

COA March Calendar

Operation Concern

Operation Concern is a service provided to Topsfield senior citizens and disabled residents, in conjunction with the Topsfield Police Department, Topsfield TRIAD and the Topsfield Council on Aging. It is totally voluntary. The purpose of the program is to give seniors and disabled residents a means of checking in to the Police Department on a daily basis to tell them that they are ok.

Please click here to get more information and the form.

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

Town Calendar

Thursday, February 23
7:30 pm : Board of Health
Monday, February 27
6:30 am : Parks and Cemeteries Commission
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
10:15 am : TRIAD
6:00 pm : Library Board of Trustees
7:00 pm : Finance Committee
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, February 28
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals
Wednesday, March 1
5:15 pm : Essex Technical High School-General Advisory Comm.
6:00 pm : Essex Technical HS-Program Advisory Comm Mtgs
Tuesday, March 7
7:30 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, March 8
8:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
5:00 pm : Board of Selectmen
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, March 1
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, March 2
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, March 3
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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