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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Payroll Office

Email the Payroll Department
The payroll office is responsible for:
  • Processing the payroll for the Town
  • Tracking of employee leave records, employee benefits (including health insurance, unemployment, and worker's compensation), and various payroll deductions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are town employees paid?

Town employees are paid every Thursday, with checks being electronically transferred to their bank account Thursday morning.
Warrants authorizing the payroll are prepared each Tuesday for the approval of the town accountant and the Board of Selectmen.

When can current and retired employees join one of the Town's health insurance plans?

Current and retired Town employees may become a member of one of the Town's health insurance programs during the annual open enrollment period. Open enrollment for the Town is conducted in April and early May each year, with coverage beginning the following July.

Direct Deposit of Employee Pay Checks

Town employees are paid by Electronic Funds Transfer, which is a safe and convenient way for town employees to receive their pay. Electronic Funds Transfer allows for an employee's pay to be electronically deposited into their bank account, eliminating the possibility of the check being lost or stolen. All employees must complete and return a Direct Deposit Authorization form available at the Payroll Office or in PDF format by clicking on the link above.