Annual Street Listing

Amesbury Census

Every January / February the City Clerk's Office is required under Massachusetts General Law to mail the annual street listing form to every household in Amesbury. Residents are urged to check the information contained on the form, make any necessary corrections, sign the form and return it to the Clerk's Office as soon as possible. Ignoring the first mailing leads to additional costs to taxpayers because the City is required to print additional notices and pay postage. If you or someone listed in your household has moved, please include a forwarding address. A dog license application which is due by March 31 is attached to the census. If you do not have a dog, you can disregard that section of the form. 

Anyone who does not receive a census form or has moved to Amesbury since January 1 can complete the form (PDF) and return it to the City Clerk's Office.

The top 5 reasons to return your census form are because it is used in:

  • Assisting public safety and emergency responders
  • Calculating state and federal aid and representatives
  • Projecting future school enrollment and costs
  • Serving as proof of residency, which is needed for things like veterans' benefits, in-state college tuition, and more
  • Maintaining the voter list - Inactive voters must fill out an affidavit when they appear to vote and are at risk of being deleted from the voter list if they remain inactive for several years

Failure to return census will make you inactive on the voter list. Inactive voters will need to provide identification and fill out an affidavit at the polls.

Once the census forms have been returned, the Board of Registrars will print the Annual List of Residents books, which can be viewed or purchased at the City Clerk's Office.

If you have additional questions, you can call the City Clerk's Office at 978-388-8100.

We appreciate your assistance in gathering this information and keeping our residential records and voter list up-to-date!