General By-laws

These materials are posted for the convenience of the public. By-laws, rules and regulations are subject to change, so interested parties are advised to consult the official versions of Town documents that are kept in the Town Clerk's Office and in the offices of the Town's boards and committees.

Division I - Town Meeting Legislation

Part I - Administrative Legislation

Chapter I - General Provisions

Chapter II Administration

Part II - Town By-Laws

Chapter XXI Alarm System By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXIII - Canine Control By-Law(pdf file)

Chapter XXIV - Procurement Contract By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXV - Delinquent Taxpayers: Licenses And Permits By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXVI - Demolition Delay By-Law(pdf file)

Chapter XXVII - Historic District By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXVIII - Hunting And Trapping By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXIX - Junk Dealers By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XXX - Non-Criminal Disposition Enforcement By-Law (pdf file)


Article 1, Board of Health, Tobacco Control Access Program


Chapter XLI - Town Of Topsfield Personnel By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XLVIII - Right To Farm By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter XLIX - Soil Removal By-Law(pdf file)

Chapter L - Snow Removal By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LI - Stormwater Management & Erosion Control By-Law(Rev. 05/05/2015)

Chapter LII - Litter By-law (pdf file)

Chapter LIII - Underground Petroleum Product Storage Tank System By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LIV - Unregistered Motor Vehicle By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LV - Topsfield Scenic Road By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LVII - Recreational Vehicle Overnight Parking Ban By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LVIII - Water Supply By-Laws (pdf file)


Water Supply Betterment By-Law
Water Use Restriction By-Law
Automatic Lawn Sprinkler By-Law


Chapter LIX - Illicit Discharges to the Municipal Drain System

Chapter LX - Weight Limit for Commercial Vehicles By-Law (pdf file)

Chapter LXII - General Wetlands By-Law

Chapter LXIII - Stretch Code (pdf file)


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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