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, November 24
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Wednesday, November 25
9:00 am : 2015 Town Hall Building Committee Cancelled
Monday, November 30
7:00 pm : Tri-Town Union School Committee Meeting
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, December 1
9:00 am : N.E. Massachusetts Mosquito Control
5:15 pm : Tri-Town Union School Committee Meeting
7:30 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, December 2
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
9:00 am : 2015 Town Hall Building Committee
4:00 pm : Essex NS Agricultural & Tech. School District
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Thursday, December 3
2:00 pm : CREST - Personnel Committee
7:30 pm : Elementary School Committee
8:30 pm : Rail Trail Committee
Friday, December 4
8:45 am : Board of Assessors

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, November 25
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28

Community Events

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