Departments

  1. ADA Coordinator

    The ADA provides a comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation public accommodations, state and municipal government activities and telecommunications.

  2. Animal Control

    Find the rules of owning a dog in Ipswich and the fines for not following those rules.

  3. Assessor's Office

    The Assessor’s Office is responsible for valuing all real and personal property within the Town of Ipswich for tax purposes.

  4. Building Department

    The Building Department implements and enforces the Massachusetts state building, plumbing, gas and electrical code as well as the Ipswich Protective Zoning Bylaw.

  5. Cemetery / Parks

    Locate specific information about the cemetery and parks that are located in the Town of Ipswich.

  6. Conservation

    Find out about conservation in the Town of Ipswich.

  7. Council on Aging

    Our mission is to advocate for Ipswich senior citizens and to design, implement and promote programs and services that support their independence, health and well-being.

  8. Electric

    View information on the municipal electric plant, its facilities, and energy programs online.

  9. Emergency Management

    The Ipswich Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) provides planning, training, exercises, and educational outreach programs related to disasters to assist communities dealing with a local emergency or disaster.

  10. Facilities

    The Facilities Department is dedicated to the repair and maintenance of the physical plant of the Town Municipal buildings and the Ipswich Public Schools in order to provide a comfortable, safe and pleasant environment for the staff, students and visitors.

  11. Finance

    The Finance Director is the chief financial advisor to the Town Manager.

  12. Fire

    Find fire safety tips, listen to Ipswich Fire Live Feed, Find contact information for the Fire Department employees.

  13. Harbormaster

    The Ipswich Police Harbor Division is responsible for promoting safe boating through education and the presence of law enforcement officers on our patrol boat and jet ski.

  14. Housing Programs

    We help people with affordable housing - help find it, make it affordable, get it built, repair it, and keep it affordable for years to come.

  15. Human Resources

    The Town of Ipswich Human Resources is responsible for the well-being of the careers of the town employees.

  16. Information Technology

    The Information Technology Department provides expert advice and support to meet the IT needs of town departments.

  17. Ipswich Public Library

    The Ipswich Public Library has books, E-books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and more for rental.

  18. Ipswich Public Schools

    Children learn and grow while attending Ipswich Public Schools.

  19. Open Space Program

    Protecting the natural beauty of Ipswich's unique treasures from potential development on critical open space properties has been a priority for residents, and in 1994 the Open Space Committee was established to guide that commitment.

  20. Planning

    The Department of Planning and Development guides the development and conservation of land in Ipswich via the regulatory process, the preparation and implementation of long-range plans, and by providing support and guidance to numerous boards and commissions.

  21. Police

    The Police Department's main function is to protect and serve the citizens and visitors of Ipswich.

  22. Public Health

    The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting entities that provide goods and services to the public.

  23. Public Works

    It is our mission to plan, build, operate, maintain and support transportation, parks and cemeteries to sustain natural systems essential to a safe and comfortable life and afterlife in Ipswich.

  24. Purchasing

    The Purchasing Department handles bids within the Town of Ipswich.

  25. ReCreation & Culture

    Find community events, registration forms and contact information.

  26. Shellfish

    Review our clam map of all the flats, the shellfish clam bed guide, the rules and regulations, and attend one of our regional meetings to discuss the green crab situation.

  27. Town Clerk

    The Town Clerk’s Office goal is to provide the highest level of professional service with all of the clerks responsibilities.

  28. Town Manager

    Contact the Town Manger with your questions or concerns. Find capital plans, quiet zones, manuals, and other reports.

  29. Treasurer / Collector

    The Treasurer / Collector Department is responsible for collecting taxes, accepting passport applications, town funds investments, and more.

  30. Veterans Services

    Visit the Eastern Essex District Department of Veterans Services website for information about financial benefits, education benefits, employment and training, housing, healthcare, awards and honors, and more.

  31. Wastewater

    The Ipswich Wastewater Department is responsible for the collection, conveyance and treatment of the wastewater generated by its 2,000 customers.

  32. Water

    The Ipswich Water Department was created in 1894.

  33. Zoning Office

    Coordinating all aspects of petition related activities pursuant to the Protective Zoning Bylaw and the Zoning Act.