Essex County Building Codes (Massachusetts)

Search for Essex County, MA building code information. A building code search provides information on local building codes, building code violations, building regulations, building rules, approved building plans, rejected building plans, renovation regulations, building code investigations, building inspections, and abatement orders.


Code Enforcement Offices in Essex County, Massachusetts are responsible for ensuring compliance with Essex County building codes as well as other rules and regulations. They enforce building codes and zoning regulations, and their records include documents listing the building codes and regulations as well as reports of Essex County building code violations that stem from complaints or inspections. The Essex County Code Enforcement Office investigates potential code violations and keeps records of their reports, including any abatement orders. These records can be used to look up building codes, find code violations, and see approved building plans. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their building code records.

Haverhill Housing Code Enforcement Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2325

Lawrence Code Enforcement Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-620-3130


Town and City Halls in Essex County, Massachusetts provide municipal services for their community, including issuing and enforcing building codes. The Town or City Hall is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes and investigating possible Essex County building code violations. They keep records on building codes as well as any changes to the building code, and they may also review and approve building and renovation plans. The Town or City Hall typically has records on approved and rejected plans, investigations of Essex County building code violations, and any punishments or abatement plans for code violations. These records can be useful for prospective Essex County property buyers and property owners, and they are typically available through the Town or City Hall website.

Amesbury Town Hall Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street 01913 978-388-8100

Andover Town Hall Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly City Hall Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6000

Boxford Town Hall Boxford MA 7 Spofford Road 01921 978-352-6555

Byfield Town Hall Newbury MA 7 Central Street 01922 978-463-3335

Danvers Town Hall Danvers MA 1 Sylvan Street 01923 978-777-0001

Essex Town Hall Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7410

Gloucester City Hall Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9710

Haverhill City Hall Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2300

Ipswich Town Hall Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6608

Lawrence City Hall Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-794-5803

Lynn City Hall Lynn MA 3 City Hall Square 01901 781-598-4000

Lynnfield Town Hall Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3128

Middleton Town Hall Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-3344

Nahant Town Hall Nahant MA 334 Nahant Road 01908 781-581-0018

Newbury Town Hall Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-465-0862

Newburyport City Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4413

Newburyport Town Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4407

North Andover Town Hall North Andover MA 120 Main Street 01845 978-683-3169

Peabody City Hall Peabody MA 24 Lowell Street 01960 978-532-3000

Rowley Town Hall Rowley MA 139 Main Street 01969 978-948-2081

Salem City Hall Salem MA 93 Washington Street 01970 978-745-9595

Salisbury Town Hall Salisbury MA 5 Beach Road 01952 978-462-7591

Saugus Town Hall Saugus MA 298 Central Street 01906 781-231-4111


Building Departments in Essex County, Massachusetts create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of this job, Building Departments maintain records on Essex County building codes, reviews of building codes, and record any changes to the code requirements or regulations. They also review and approve building and renovation plans to make sure they meet building codes, and they typically keep records on approved and rejected plans. Essex County Building Department records can identify building codes, find records of Essex County violations, and locate approved building plans. These building code documents are often available online through the local Building Department website.

Andover Building Department Andover MA 91 Ridge Street 01810 978-623-8445

Boxford Building Department Boxford MA 200 Washington Street 01921 978-887-6000

Boxford Zoning Boxford MA 4 Middleton Road 01921 978-887-6802

Georgetown Building Department Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5736

Gloucester Planning Department Gloucester MA 22 Poplar Street 01930 978-281-9778

Groveland Building Department Groveland MA 23 School Street 01834 978-469-5003

Hamilton Planning Department Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Lawrence Planning Department Lawrence MA 147 Haverhill Street 01840 978-620-3500

Lynnfield Building Department Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3143

Lynnfield Zoning Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-2032

Manchester Building Department Manchester-by-the-Sea MA 10 Central Street 01944 978-526-2000

Merrimac Town Planning Department Merrimac MA 2 School St 01860 978-346-8013

Methuen Zoning Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8633

Newburyport Planning Department Newburyport MA 70 Low Street 01950 978-465-4456

North Andover Zoning North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-688-9541

Rockport Building Department Rockport MA 34 Broadway 01966 978-546-9218

Salisbury Building Department Salisbury MA 5 Beach Road 01952 978-462-7839

Wenham Planning Department Wenham MA 5 School Street 01984 978-468-5520