Welcome to the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont

Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling. Take a moment to discover our rich history.

Bennington County Flood Insurance Meetings

To be held on September 1st and 2nd. The Bennington County maps showing high risk flood hazard areas will officially change on December 2. Two open house events are scheduled for people that want to learn more about flood risk, flood insurance and the effect of the map update. Is your house or business in a hazard area? This is a particularly important question for buildings that are identified as at a high risk on the December map but not at high risk on the older map.

FEMA Flood Information Open House Events:
  • Tuesday September 1, 4-6:30 pm
    Manchester at the
    Spiral Press Café
    15 Bonnet Street, and
  • Wednesday September 2, 4-7 pm
    Bennington at the
    Bennington Free Library
    101 Silver Street

At these events Bennington county residents can meet one-on-one with Federal and State officials to identify if their building is in a Special Flood Hazard Area. FEMA insurance specialists will be on hand to discuss flood insurance requirements and opportunities to make your building safer and less costly to insure. Getting insurance now, before the map change to "grandfather the old zone" may be an important opportunity in situations where the older maps show a building to be outside the Special Flood Hazard Area and the new map shows it in.

The new December 2015 flood maps can be viewed on the Flood Ready Atlas. Use Flood Ready Tools to "Find Address" and "Toggle Flood Data On". The older maps can be viewed on FEMA’s Map Service Center www.msc.fema.gov.

These open house events for flood resiliency are provided to help residents understand flood risks as shown on the new Bennington County Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map and to take steps to reduce the risk of flood damage to families, buildings and communities.

Live in Bennington County? Check the New Flood Map! (6/9/15) For more information about the new Bennington County DFIRM visit www.vtfpm.blogspot.com

cai mapping program

Shaftsbury's CAI GIS Online Mapping Program

informationClick here to use the online mapping program.

Grievance Hearing Results

Greivance Hearings were held on July 21, 2015. You can view an outline of the hearings below.

New Town Ordinance

Municipal Solid Waste Variable Rate Pricing and Hauler Registration and Reporting Ordinance

Road Work

The Road Work Schedule will be updated every Monday.

New Bids Listed

Bid Opportunities & Requests for Proposals


Important Announcements from Cole Hall.

JAN 23
Are you interested in serving the Town?

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Internet/Cell Coverage in Shaftsbury

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NOV 12
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Shaftsbury

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Election Results - Now Listed!

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Annual Meeting Notice

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Highway Hotline

Report Road Conditions
774-238-7287 (7SHAFTSBU7)

Office Hours

Town Clerk's Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
(802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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Transfer Station Hours

Station Hours:

  • Tuesday - 7:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday - 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Treasurer's Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00-1:00pm
Fax: (802) 442-0955
(802) 445-3085
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Current Agendas

Select Board
 pdf Ag8 31 15_ special.pdf
Planning Commission
 pdf Aug-25.pdf
Development Review
 pdf Aug-19.pdf


 pdf Sept-15-2015.pdf

Latest News

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JAN 23
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Internet/Cell Coverage in Shaftsbury

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DEC 24
Board Turnover Highlights 2014 in Shaftsbury

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