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

What information must we provide to get a marriage or civil union license in Vermont?

You must know your legal town of residence and your place and date of birth. You will also need to know your parents' names, including your mother's maiden name, and states where your parents were born.

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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 for a pond?

Yes, however, a pond must be approved by the Development Review Board at a warned meeting. You will also be asked to have the District Conservationist inspect the area and make recommendations relative to the pond inlets and outlets, and ponds greater than 3000 square feet require State approval.

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APR 23
Let's Green-Up Shaftsbury!

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

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APR 11
Shaftsbury Select Board Mulls Budget Surplus

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MAR 6
Shaftsbury to Remain Rural - in Official Designation

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