Town Clean-Up Day - April 30th

In celebration of Earth Day, Topsfield's Annual Town Clean-up Day will be on Saturday, April 30th from 8 am - 12 pm. This year's sponsor is the Congregational Church of Topsfield in collaboration with GREEN Topsfield. Volunteers will be on hand in the Town Hall parking lot to pass out trash bags and gloves to those who claim their routes on the Town map and to pile the trash bags up as they come back full of road-side litter.

This event is a great opportunity for families, neighbors, and friends to spend time together cleaning up the litter on our streets in order to welcome Spring. All are welcome to help in the effort and to beautify our community.

The Whoo(pie) Wagon will be on hand on Saturday morning at Town Hall to give "mini-whoopee prizes" to those returning bags filled with trash.

For more information, please call Topsfield Town Hall at 978-887-1500.

Town Hall Renovation Fact Sheet

The Town Hall Building Committee has prepared a "Fact Sheet" in response to the most frequently asked questions about the renovation project. Citizens are encouraged to read this material that answers questions about many aspects of the project.

Fact Sheet

Town Hall Schematic Design Presentation

The Town Hall Building Committee is pleased to present the schematic design for Town Hall with information about cost and taxpayer impact.

Please visit "Topsfield Town Hall - It's Time" to learn more.

Town Hall Tours - April 30th

All are welcome to tour Topsfield's historic Town Hall, including the clock tower, on Saturday, April 30th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. Guides will be on hand to describe the history of the building and proposed renovations. Your fellow citizens who were responsible for the restoration of the 19th century clock will offer a not-to-be missed opportunity to see one of Topsfield's wonders and enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Town Hall.

Taxes Due May 2

The Town Treasurer reminds citizens that Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are due Monday, May 2nd.

Warrant for Annual and Special Town Meetings

The warrants for the 2016 Annual and Special Town Meetings have been mailed and posted to the Town's website. Links are available to the left under "Town Meeting and Election Information" and here.

Bestselling Author B. A. Shapiro visits Topsfield

New York Times Bestselling author B. A. Shapiro will appear in Topsfield in partnership with the Topsfield Town Library on Thursday, May 5th, 7-9 PM at the Gould Barn, 1 Howlett Street in Topsfield. Shapiro will be promoting her latest book, The Muralist, which was released in November. Books will be available for signing at the event.

The Topsfield Library Book Club will also be reading The Muralist and will meet after Shapiro’s visit, on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The library book club is free and open to all.

For more information about the event, contact

Council on Aging Needs Assessment Report

The Council on Aging Needs Assessment Report is available here. The Power Point summary of the report that was presented to the Board of Selectmen on February 22, 2016 is available here.

Troop 81 sponsors Annual Mother's Day Flower, Shrub and Yard Sale

Just in time for your spring cleaning. Topsfield Troop 81 will have its annual Mother's Day Flower, Shrub and Yard Sale on Saturday May 7th from 8 AM to 2 PM on the Topsfield Common, 4 N Common Street in Topsfield Mass. In the event of rain, the sale will be held upstairs in the Emerson Center. Donations will gladly be accepted on Saturday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Emerson parking lot. All items should be in sale-able condition and are tax deductible. Please no car seats, tires, skis, suitcases, computer/electronic equipment, appliances, gas grills, stuffed animals, encyclopedias or magazines. Additionally this year we will be collecting cloth and material in any condition (sheets, towels, curtains). The Epilepsy Foundation will take them and pay Troop 81 by the pound.

Board of Assessors Property Inspections

The Assessor's Office will be conducting an annual inspection of properties sold during calendar year 2015 and properties issued a Building Permit during calendar year 2014/2015. A representative from the Board of Assessors will visit your property over the next few weeks.

If you are not home at the time of the visit, a notice will be left for you to contact the Assessor's office to schedule an appointment to conduct an interior inspection and verify that the permit work is complete.

This assessment process is vital in establishing property values. Cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Council on Aging Newsletter

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

Topsfield's "Celebrate Summer" Camp Returns!

The ever-popular "Celebrate Summer" Camp returns to Proctor School this year from July 5th-August 12th, Monday-Friday 9am-1pm. See the registration announcement below and visit the camp web page for more information.

Camp Registration Announcement

Strawberry Festival 2016

This year's Strawberry Festival will be held on June 11, 2016 on the Topsfield Town Common. Sponsored by the Historical Society, this cherished community tradition is the official start of summer in Topsfield!

Crafters who would like to participate must submit applications by March 15th. Click here for the crafter application form.

Non-profit registration form

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.

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.

De-Clutter Your Home

Here is your opportunity to get rid of stuff you no longer need!Saturday, May 14, 9 AM -12 PM at the Topsfield Highway Department, Route 1, Topsfield. Sponsored by the Topsfield TRIAD Council.

Click here to learn more

St. Rose and St. Agnes "Spring Cleaning/Clothing Drive and More"

Partner churches St. Rose of Topsfield and St. Agnes of Middleton will conduct a "Spring Cleaning/Clothing Drive and More" on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9 AM to 3 PM at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston Street, Middleton. Drive-through drop-off and even door-to-door service! Please click on Further Information below for details and contact information.

Full Information

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library April 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 April

Tick and Mosquito Talk

The Topsfield Board of Health will present a talk about mosquitoes and ticks on April 27th, 6:30-7:30 PM at the Gould Barn. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your pets from mosquito and tick-borne illness.

Free admission includes flyers, give-aways and refreshments.


24/7 Fire Committee Report

The 24/7 Fire Study Committee report, updated as of 2/19/2016 is available via the link to the left on this page under Town Meeting and Election Information or here under "Other."

The Fire Department's response to this report is also available at the two locations listed above.

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

Monday, May 2
5:00 pm : Town Hall Building Committee
Tuesday, May 3
6:00 pm : Board of Selectmen joint w/ Finance Comm.
7:00 pm : TOWN MEETING
Wednesday, May 4
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
Monday, May 9
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Wednesday, May 11
7:30 am : Board of Water Commissioners
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Thursday, May 12
7:30 pm : Elementary School Committee

Recycling Calendar

Friday, April 29
Wednesday, May 11
Thursday, May 12

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