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 would like to enter into a civil marriage. Do we need a civil marriage license? Do we need blood tests?

Before your ceremony, you must buy a Vermont marriage license. It must be given to the officiant before your marriage is performed. While your license may be bought up to two months before your ceremony, it "becomes void" 60 days from the date of issue if the proposed marriage or union is not solemnized. You do not need a blood test.

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Is there a date and time when grievances are held?

While anyone can "grieve" at any time, there has to be an official "cut-off" date or the Grand List would never be printed. The listers set the date and it is warned in the newspaper, town office, and post office. The reason for the grievance should be submitted to the listers in writing. Any owner not satisfied with the listers' decision can then meet with the Board of Civil Authority (BCA). This is accomplished by submitting a letter to the town clerk asking for a BCA hearing. She will set the date and time for the BCA hearing.

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How do I contact the Zoning Administrator for assistance or if I have questions?

The Zoning Administrator's office is on the 2nd floor at Cole Hall in the Town Offices. Normally, the Zoning Administrator is available Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm. Since site visits for inspections may keep the Administrator out of the office at times, it is recommended that you phone for an appointment (802) 442-4038 ext. 5 or to ask questions. The answering machine will take messages if the Zoning Administrator is unavailable when you phone.

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Important Announcements

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JAN12
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Shaftsbury

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JAN01
VTel Wireless 4G LTE Now Available in the Shaftsbury Area

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Towns Meetings Calendar

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2016 Memorial Day Parade

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