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

I have recently been married. What do I have to do in order to change my maiden name to my married name in the Town Records?

You will need to fill out and record with the Town Clerk a CHANGE OF NAME form. This leaves a trail in the land records of your former and current name for research reference. After the Town Clerk records this document, a copy of this is given to other Town departments so your name can be changed in all records.

If you would like to have your married name on the voter checklist, all you need to do is call the Town Clerk and ask to have it changed.

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How often are reappraisals done?

Approximately every ten years, unless real estate values are changing rapidly.

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What building or development activities require a permit?

All structures such as sheds, barns, accessory buildings, homes, porches, lean-to's, enclosure of porches or breezeways, pools, dormers, fences over 6' high, garages etc. require a permit.

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