Swampscott Public Works Department 200 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA01907 The Swampscott Public Works Department's main office is located at Town Hall, but its 16 employees work out of the…More garage on Paradise Road. The department maintains 50 miles of roads in town, as well as six parks and playgrounds, three municipal buildings and the Swampscott Cemetery. It is responsible for plowing snow, treating roads for ice and responding to emergency conditions. In addition, the town's sewer and water services are the responsibility of the DPW, which maintains 48 miles of water mains, 47 miles of sewer mains, seven sewer lift stations and the sewer pumping station. The department has 40 vehicles and pieces of equipment.
Swampscott Town Hall is the center of local government and rich in history. Residents come to the historic building…More to register to vote, pay water bills and check their home's assessed value, among other reasons. Selectmen and other town boards meet there.
Many who enter the elegant brick building pause to enjoy its hardwood floors and ornamental trim. Stately portraits painted in oil and historic photographs hang on the walls.
The building is a National Historic Landmark, formerly home to prolific inventor Elihu Thomson. Thomson was a pioneer in the development electronic devices and helped found General Electric.
Swampscott Assessor's Office 22 Monument Ave, Swampscott, MA01907 The Assessor's Office, located at historic Town Hall, is charged with determining the market value of…More property. This market value is used to set the amount of taxes a homeowner owes. The office also administers motor vehicle and boat excise taxes and coordinates the tax abatement program for senior citizens.