Welcome to the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont

Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling. Take a moment to discover our rich history.


Voting from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the
Shaftsbury Fire Department on Buck Hill Road

Voter registration deadline is February 25, 2015

Early voting is available by calling the Town Clerk's Office At 802-442-4038, and requesting a ballot be sent to you, or by going into the Town Clerk's Office and voting in the office, or taking your own ballot home, and mailing it back, or hand carry it back to the Town Clerk's Office.


Absentee / Early Voter Ballots are available within 30 days of the election. If you wish to obtain an Absentee Ballot, bring the following request to the Town Clerk's at 61 Buck Hill Road or mail to PO Box 409, Shaftsbury, VT 05256. Voters may also come to the office prior to Election Day and vote in person. Please request ballot in time to have it back by the close of polls on Election Day.


Dogs must be licensed by April 1st each year to avoid late fines.

Rabies Vaccines only $15.00 per shot

SATURDAY FEB 14th 9:00 - Noon

To renew by mail:
Mail fee & rabies certificate to
Judy Stratton, Town Clerk
PO Box 409
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

You do not need to be a Shaftsbury resident to use this clinic! All are welcome

Ballot Language for Zoning Bylaw Changes

Voters will be asked to approve changes to the Town’s zoning bylaws in the March 2015 election. Ballot language and a report on the changes from the Planning Commission can be found here. Questions regarding the changes can be addressed to David Kiernan, Town Administrator, 442-4043, or administrator@shaftsburyvt.gov.
cai mapping program

Shaftsbury's CAI GIS Online Mapping Program

Click here to use the online mapping program.

Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance Agreement

Select Board member Mitch Race, Shaftsbury's representative on the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance Board, presented the below information at the Select Board meeting on Monday, February 16, 2015. The alliance, made up of 13 towns across Bennington County, was formed to help municipalities better comply with Act 148, Vermont's Universal Recycling and Composting Law. One of the requirements of Act 148 is that municipalities pass an ordinance implementing Variable Rate Pricing by July 1, 2015.

New Bids Listed

Bid Opportunities & Requests for Proposals


Important Announcements from Cole Hall.

JAN 31
March 2015 Warning

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JAN 23
Are you interested in serving the Town?

Candidates Wanted for Annual Appointments

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Internet/Cell Coverage in Shaftsbury

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NOV 12
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Shaftsbury

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Annual Meeting Notice

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Highway Hotline

Report Road Conditions
774-238-7287 (7SHAFTSBU7)

Office Hours

Town Clerk's Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
(802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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Nov. Election Results
Transfer Station Hours

Station Hours:

  • Tuesday - 7:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday - 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Treasurer's Office Hours

Office Hours

Mon-Wed-Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm

Fax: (802) 442-0955
(802) 445-3085
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Current Agendas

Select Board
 pdf March-2.pdf
Planning Commission
 pdf Jan-13.pdf
Development Review
 pdf February-4.pdf


 pdf March2015Warning.pdf
 pdf Proposed-FY15-Budget.pdf
 pdf march2015sample.pdf

Latest News

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JAN 23
Are you interested in serving the Town?

Candidates Wanted for Annual Appointments

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Internet/Cell Coverage in Shaftsbury

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DEC 24
Board Turnover Highlights 2014 in Shaftsbury

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