Historic District Commission

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, upcoming meetings of the Historic District Commission will be conducted via remote participation using the Zoom platform. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but the public can listen and/or view the meeting while in progress. Meeting agendas will specifically note how to access each meeting.  

Members of the public attending virtually will be allowed to make comments during the portion of the meeting designated for public comment. Members of the public who would like to submit written comments prior to the meeting may do so by emailing Molly O’Connell: [email protected].  

Information on application filings can be obtained online by visiting http://www.swampscottma.gov/historic-district-commission/applications or by calling 781-596-8829. 

Please note that only certain applications will be processed during this time. All potential applicants are encouraged to reach out to Molly O'Connell ([email protected]) prior to submitting their application.

Meeting Schedule

Hearing DateApplication Deadline
Monday, June 1st, 2020Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Historic District Commission Function

Pursuant to the Town's General By-laws (SGB), Article IX, Section 7, the Commission is created to oversee the Historic District of Swampscott.

Historic Districts of Swampscott

The District consists of "district areas" as provided in SGB Article IX, Section 7 (M) which include:

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Local Historic District
  • Swampscott Fish House Local Historic District
  • Swampscott Railroad Depot Local Historic District
  • Swampscott Cemetery and Andrews Chapel Local Historic District

5 Members, Three-Year (3) Appointments.
2 Alternate Members, Three-Year (3) Appointments.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Marzie Galazka Director of Community & Economic Development


Donald Hause

Board of Selectmen Liaison