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About Shaftsbury Dog Registrations

Current License Fees:
altered animal - $9.00
unaltered animal - $13.00
Late Fees for after April 1st: altered animal - $11.00
unaltered animal - $17.00


Dogs more than 6 months of age need to be licensed after January 1st of every year, but must be licensed no later than April 1st. As noted above, late fees will apply after that date. If a dog reaches 6 months of age after April 1st, the owner must apply for a license within 30 days.

A current copy of the rabies certificate is required at the time of the licensure.

The Shaftsbury town ordinances having to do with dogs is outlined below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you have of interest to genealogy researchers?

We have land and vital records beginning in approximately 1779 and continuing through present. We also have books listing veterans who served in wars going back to the war of 1812 that have proven to be most helpful.

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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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May I have unregistered vehicles on my property?

In the village residential district, only one unregistered uninspected motor vehicle is permitted. Two unregistered, inoperable vehicles are permitted in rural residential (RR) districts. All unregistered, inoperable vehicles shall be screened from public view.

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Important Announcements

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Community Appropriations Application Organizations requesting to appear on the ballot

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Organics Collection - Now at the Transfer Station

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Southshire Community Solar has announced a planned Phase II expansion of the Buck Hill project.

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