Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor

Welcome to the City of Salem’s Official Website! Whether you are a resident, visitor, or entrepreneur, here you will find a wealth of useful information about our waterfront community. Salem is known for its rich maritime history, as being the birthplace of the National Guard and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Salem is also a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly City where its residents, and over a million tourists annually, can easily visit historic architecture, unique attractions, world-famous museums, and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options. And, with easy access to public transportation - including our own ferry direct to Boston - Salem is a great city to live, work, study, and play. I invite you to discover all that Salem has to offer!

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North Shore Diversity Catalog Launches »

The Cities of Salem, Beverly, Peabody, and Lynn and the Towns of Swampscott and Marblehead have partnered to launch the...

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Stop the Spread Testing Cancelled Today, February 27th »

Due to inclement weather, the state has cancelled the "Stop the Spread" COVID-19 testing site at Salem High School for...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates »

The City of Salem is sharing the following updates about COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the community. Additional...



Effective 4/17/18, Salem’s City Hall Annex departments, as well as the public meeting rooms for board and commission meetings, will be relocated to new offices at 98 Washington Street.