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

When does my dog need to be licensed?

You need to obtain a license for your dog each year on or before April 1st. To obtain a license you must provide proof of a current rabies certificate. Current license fees are altered animal - $15.00 and an unaltered animal - $19.00.

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Who do I contact with questions about my property tax bill?

Call the Treasurer directly at 802-445-3085. He is responsible for printing and mailing the tax bills and records payments and late penalties. He also forwards the list of delinquent taxpayers to the Delinquent Taxpayer Collector.

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May I do business in my home?

Yes. However, all "home occupations" must be approved by the Development Review Board. Examples include child care, computer related businesses, a small bakery, etc.

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Latest News

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JUL 1
Search for new Town Administrator underway. Application deadline July 21.

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JUN 19
Shaftsbury Select Board renews insurance, Sheriff's contracts

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MAY 7
Shaftsbury Select Board Members Discuss their Goals for the Year

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APR 15
Report explores effect on taxes if Shaftsbury takes ID students back

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