Town Officials

Except for Justices of the Peace, Town Officers are elected by ballot vote in March of each year; term lengths depend on the office and are from one to three years. Justices of the Peace are elected in November of even-numbered years for two-year terms starting February 1 of the following year.

Elected Officials




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These positions are appointed by the Board of Selectmen at a public meeting on or before April 15th of each year.


Appointed Officials


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register to vote?

It's easy to register! All you will need to bring with you is a valid driver's license. Your name will be submitted to the Board of Civil Authority at their next meeting for placement on the voter checklist.

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How do I appeal an assessment or reappraisal?

First, contact the listers. You will be able to discuss your situation on the phone, and/or make an appointment to meet with them. They will be happy to explain how the value for your property was derived, and answer other questions you may have.

(NOTE: The town clerk sets dates and times for a meeting of the BCA and/or Board of Abatement. The listers handle grievances and set times for meetings regarding grievances.)

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Do I need a permit if my business or commercial/industrial activity needs to be enlarged or have structures added?

Yes; all additional structures or changes in business activity, require approval of the Development Review Board. Any changes in use to an existing operation, such as changing a residence into rental property, require Development Review Board approval.

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