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

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

Monday, October 24
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
10:15 am : TRIAD
3:00 pm : Board of Selectmen Contract Negotiations SubCom
5:00 pm : Board of Selectmen
5:30 pm : Essex NS Agricultural & Tech School-AdHoc Sign Sub
Tuesday, October 25
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
9:00 am : NE Mass Mosquito Control & Wetlands Mgmt District
Wednesday, October 26
5:00 pm : Board of Selectmen
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
7:00 pm : Town Hall Building Committee
Thursday, October 27
7:30 pm : Alcohol Licensing Advisory Committee
Tuesday, November 1
7:30 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, November 2
8:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, October 26
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, October 27
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, October 28
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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