Reminder from the Town Clerk's Office

This is a reminder to residents that Wednesday February 10th is the deadline to register to vote if they want to participate in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on March 1st.

February 10th is also the last day for a voter to change party either to another party or to "UNENROLLED" which is commonly referred to as "INDEPENDENT." This should NOT be confused with the UNITED INDEPENDENT PARTY (UIP) a party that will have ballots available but with no candidates printed on them. Voters registered in UIP will NOT be eligible to take a Democratic, Republican, or Green-Rainbow ballot.

UNENROLLED voters or voters enrolled in political designations can ask for any ballot on Primary Day, but someone registered in a party can ONLY vote on that party's ballot. A Democrat cannot take a Republican ballot, and a Republican cannot take a Democratic ballot.

Town Hall will be open 8AM to 8PM on Wednesday, February 10th for voters who wish to register for the first time, OR voters who wish to change their party. Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and 18 years of age are eligible to register. Those meeting the above qualifications can also register online at If registering by mail, have your form hand-canceled to ensure it is postmarked before the deadline.

Clutter Control

I should do something about all my STUFF, but what do I do? Come to the free "Lunch and Learn" meeting at the Gould Barn, April 13, 11:30 AM.

Click here to learn more

"Lunch and Learn" Meeting on Emergency Preparedness

Topsfield's TRIAD and the Council on Aging will sponsor a "Lunch and Learn" meeting concerning emergency preparedness at Little Brook Village on March 23rd at 11:30 AM.

Further Information

Council on Aging Newsletter

The Senior Scoop is the Council on Aging's Newsletter that is published monthly. The January 2016 and previous editions are available here.

Mosquito Spray Exclusion Deadline March 1

March 1, 2016 is the deadline for mosquito spray exclusion requests. Posting a 'No Spray' sign on your property will not exclude your property from Mosquito spray. Phone calls requesting "No Spray" will no longer be accepted.

According to the MA 333 CMR13.03, paragraphs 1b and 1c, all requests for mosquito spray exclusion must be delivered to the Town Clerk via certified mail before March 1, 2016.

More information and a mosquito spray exclusion request letter template man be found on the Topsfield Board of Health Mosquito Page.

Library Strategic Plan Survey

The Friends of the Topsfield Library invite Topsfield residents to participate in shaping the Library's Stategic 5-year plan. Please take a moment to fill out the short community survey. Access the survey here.

2015 Topsfield Memory Tree

Many thanks to all who contributed to the 2015 Topsfield Memory Tree. Celebrating its thirty-second anniversary, this tradition has been sponsored by the Village Gardeners since 1983.

Each bulb on the Memory Tree is in honor of those listed here.

Important Notices from the Town Clerk

Dog applications are due in with payment no later than February 1st. If received late, a late fee of $25.00 per tag will be assessed along with cost of the tag.

Census forms were due into the Clerk's office by January 15th. Please return your form as soon as possible.

Nomination papers will be available on February 1st in the Town Clerk's office.

The following positions will be open for the May 2016 election:

  • Board of Assessors
  • Board of Selectmen
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds
  • Housing Authority
  • Library Trustee (2)
  • Masco School Committee
  • Moderator
  • Park & Cemetery Commission
  • Planning Board (2)
  • Road Commissioners
  • School Committee (2)
  • Water Commissioners

Where noted, two positions will be open. All others are for one.

And last: February 10th is the last day to register to vote for the Presidential Primary. The Primary will be held on March 1, 2016.

Tri-Town Council High School Leadership Retreat

The Tri-Town Council will sponsor a High School Leadership Retreat on February 8th, 12:30-5 PM at Danvers Indoor Sports. This free program is limited to fifty students. For registration information, see Further Information

Tri-Town Council February Open Gym Night

The February Open Gym Night for Masco Middle and High School youth will be held on February 6th. It is free and fun! Please see further information below.

Further Information

Town Hall Building Committee

The Town Hall Building Committee is pleased to make available information concerning the schematic design phase of the project that was approved by Town Meeting in May. In addition, previous plans and reports are posted for informational purposes.

Please click here to access this material.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library February 2016 Newsletter is now available with news of events and activities at the Library for all ages. Browse below to learn about the exciting programs that are planned for the month.

Full Schedule of Events for February

Water Quality Report

Attention Topsfield Water Department customers. Copies of our annual water quality report for 2014 are now available at the Town Hall, at the Public Works Building, or online at

Board of Assessors Public Notice

The Board of Assessors has received notification of preliminary certification approval from the Department of Revenue of Fiscal 2016 assessed value for all properties in Topsfield. Values have been adjusted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws to reflect full and fair market value as of January 1, 2015.

To learn how you may ascertain your new proposed property value please visit "Further Information" below.

Further Information

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

Tuesday, February 16
10:00 am : NE Mass Mosquito Control & Wetlands Mgmt District
7:30 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, February 17
7:30 am : Board of Road Commissioners
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
5:30 pm : Board of Selectmen - Working Session
Thursday, February 18
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
Monday, February 22
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, February 23
4:00 pm : Essex NS Agricultural & Tech. School-Negotiating
Wednesday, February 24
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
Friday, February 26
8:45 am : Board of Assessors

Recycling Calendar

Thursday, February 18
Friday, February 19
Saturday, February 20

Community Events

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