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Lynn City Hall and Memorial Auditorium
3 City Hall Square
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901
(781) 598-4000

Lynn City Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19. Please refer below to our list of Essential Services provided remotely.

Beginning June 17th, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 AM-12 PM at the Johnson Street Entrance to Lynn City Hall.

Pay your Real Estate, Excise, Personal Property Tax Bills as well as the Solid Waste Fee. 

Please call (781) 586-6726 or e-mail to make an appointment with the City Clerk’s office for: Licenses, Birth / Marriage Certificates, Notary Public Services, Election Paper Drop Off and more.

In addition, the Inspectional Services Department is offering outdoor services on
Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9AM-3PM and Wednesday’s from 12PM-3PM.

Check or Money Order preferred. Cash will only be accepted if the exact amount is provided.
Face Coverings Must Be Worn When Receiving Service. 
Phase Two - Guidelines, Checklists and Documents - Posted June 5, 2020

Guidelines for Eligible Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee Shops and other Similar Place if Public Accommodation
Offering Food, Beverages or Alcoholic Beverages For on-Premises Consumption.
City of Lynn Reopening Phases 1 and 2 - Guidance and Strategies
Initial School Reopening Guidance - Mass Department of Education - June 25, 2020
Boat Ramps, Marinas and Yacht Club Order (May 11, 2020) - ENGLISH - SPANISH
Extending Curfew and Social Behavior and Essential Services Orders (Updated/May 18th) - ENGLISH - SPANISH
Lynn Essential Services Order - ENGLISH - SPANISH
Important Beach and 4th of July Salety Tips From the Lynn Health Department
City of Lynn COVID-19 Update: July 1, 2020

The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 667 with 7 new cases today. 2,906 Lynn residents have recovered and 102 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 3,675. Please visit the new City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (, social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at

Actualización de COVID-19 de la ciudad de Lynn del 1 de julio de 2020. 

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Lynn ha confirmado que a partir de hoy, el número de casos activos, confirmados positivos de COVID-19 es 667 con 7 casos nuevos hoy. 2,906 residentes de Lynn se han recuperado y 102 se han muerto. El número total de casos positivos confirmados de COVID-19 en Lynn desde el 21 de marzo de 2020, incluyendo los que murieron y se recuperaron, es 3,675. Por favor, visite el nuevo registro de data de COVID-19 de la ciudad de Lynn que se actualiza diariamente.

Continuaremos brindando actualizaciones periódicas sobre COVID-19 a través del sitio web de la Ciudad (, las redes sociales y el sistema de notificación de emergencia Smart 911 (regístrese en

Lynn Covid-19 Case Dashboard - Refresh Browser To See Live Results

City Hall Essential Service Provided By Department: April 10, 2020- 2 PM

Lynn City Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19. Please see the list of essential services that are being provided remotely by the following departments.

City Clerk: The City Clerk’s Office is available by phone during normal Business hours to answer questions and process requests.  Our office is taking/processing requests for birth, death,marriage certificates  and mailing them out the same day.  
- Many of the  licenses and permits issued by the Clerk’s office require prior approval from Inspectional Services and /or the City Council. In those cases we will process once they have been completed the approval process.
- Residents can reach us at (781) 586-6742 or email us:

Veteran’s: The Veteran’s office continues to provide the following:
- Financial assistance to veterans and their families, known as Ch 115 
- Assistance with VA Claims
- Assistance navigating VA Health Care
Anyone calling Veterans Services can be assured to reach a person at (781) 586-6911 or by emailing us.

DPW: The Lynn Public Works office is currently closed  to the public and the staff is working remotely.The Department continues to provide the following essential services:
- Maintenance of City emergency vehicles and equipment,
- Burials at Pine Grove Cemetery
- Trash removal from the City’s parks
- Street sweeping service on a limited basis.
- Trash and recycling complaints are being handled remotely, the best way to notify us of issues is through the “Report Trash/Recycle Issue” link on the DPW portion of the City website. For Missed Trash Pickups - (781) 477-7099
-Solid Waste Collection payments can only be made by check/money order at the present time due to the office being closed. There is presently no online option.  You can make them payable to the City of Lynn.  Mail them to the Collector’s Office, 3 City Hall, Square, Lynn, MA 01901.  There are also mailbox drop off locations at City Hall (Johnson Street side) or the DPW, 250 Commercial Street, Lynn, MA01905.  Please make sure to include bill number on your check or enclose the coupon with payment. 
Residents can reach us at (781) 268-8000 or if an issue is of an urgent nature, email the Commissioner.

The Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-Off Will Officially Open This Saturday, May 30th from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
- Residents proceed into the compound and will be directed by a DPW employee
to designated open bay that are setup up more than 6 feet apart
- Residents exit their vehicle with face covering on at all times to dump their own leaf and yard waste

ISD: The inspectional services inspectional division is working remotely to process all permits and licenses. Individuals may submit all permits and applications either electronically in pdf form to, US mail, or at the drop box located in the City Hall Johnson street lot.

Permits will be reviewed and if applicable approved, if further information is required you will receive a call or email requesting follow up information. Once processed, permits will be either emailed or sent via US mail to the applicant. Payment for permits will be in the form of a check or a credit card. If you choose to use a credit card you will be contacted during normal business hours by a clerk to process the payment over the telephone.

Inspections are being performed in the field where required, or remotely through facetime or submission of pictures to the inspector.  To request an inspection, residents can call City Hall at (781) 598-4000 or (781) 586-6714. An inspector will contact you to schedule the inspection and the means of the inspection.

General Complaints can be sent in via telephone, emailed to or via US mail.  An inspector will be assigned to the complaint and depending on its nature, an appointment may be scheduled via facetime, pictures or in person. Only emergency complaints will be responded to in person.

Applications to the Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board are being accepted as well through a PDF email to us:, US mail or the drop box at City Hall.

To Schedule an Electrical Inspection, please call Shaun Smith at (781) 858-1726.
To Schedule a Plumbing/Gas Inspection, please call Richard Connick at (978) 995-0786.

Assessor: While there may be a small delay in services, all essential services are being provided by the Assessor’s Office except for the following:
- Ownership/Sales Updates: Last updated 3/13/2020.
- Interior Inspections
If residents need to contact the Assessor’s office with an urgent matter, please email us: or call (781) 586-6700 and leave a detailed voicemail. All calls and emails will be returned within one business day.
- Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements: Please mail or email all relevant documents to qualify for abatement.
- The deadline for personal exemptions has been extended to June 1, 2020.

Purchasing: The Purchasing Department is answering all phone calls and returning any voicemails and emails received every day. All emails to any staff member are being forwarded to Tim Leonard, Purchasing Agent.  He will address each email accordingly. You can reach the Purchasing Agent for all essential service requests by calling (781) 586-6893 or emailing us:

Comptroller: The Comptroller’s office will continue to provide essential office services including:
- Paying bills to vendors
- Assisting Departments with payroll related inquires
- Addressing outside Auditor inquires
- Returning calls and inquires received from emails and or voicemails accordingly.
You can contact the Comptroller’s Office by calling (781) 586-6919 or emailing us:

Treasurer/Collector: Treasurer/Collector is answering all phone calls and returning any voicemails and emails received ASAP every day. If you cannot reach someone immediately, please leave as detailed of a voicemail and someone will get back to you.
- Treasurer’s Office staff are checking emails remotely daily.
- Assistant Collector is checking emails and processing any online payments remotely.
- Collector’s Office is running a skeleton crew half days, 4 days per week to process any Real Estate Tax, Excise Tax, and Trash Fee payments received via the mail and the Johnson Street Parking Lot Drop Box.
You can reach the Treasurer/Collector for all essential service requests by calling (781) 586-6908 or emailing us.

Retirement: The Retirement office has been providing services as requested and will come into the office as needed to process the retirees' pension payroll, print checks, and generate bank files. If you need to contact the Retirement office for an essential service you can email us: or call (781) 586-6897.

LYNN MUNICIPAL PREPAREDNESS GRANT - Watch Our Video - Take Our Quick Survey Here!
RECYCLING FINES - Click Here To Pay Your Recycling Fine Online
PURPLE OVERFLOW TRASH BAGS - Purple overflow trash bags are now available at the Lynn Department of Public Works, 250 Commercial Street. More information and locations are available on our Trash and Recycling webpage.
PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST - Visit Our Public Records Request And Guideline Pages
SENIOR AND MISC. TRASH ABATEMENT - Download The Abatement Form
RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY FIRE - Click Here For Information And Resources
PAST NOTICES - See Our Community Notices Page For Past Postings

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Ultimate 70's Tour | April 29, 2021
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Happy Together Tour 2020 | June 20, 2021
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Get The LED Out | January 8, 2021
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