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


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

Who can marry or perform a civil union for us?

A judge, supreme court justice, assistant judge, justice of the peace, or an ordained or licensed minister, rabbi or priest residing in Vermont can perform your ceremony. A priest, rabbi, minister or person from another state can perform your ceremony if he or she first obtains a special authorization from the probate court in the district where the marriage will take place. Vermont law does not require witnesses. If you are planning a religious ceremony, check with your church or synagogue to see if religious tenets require witnesses for your marriage or union. If you would like the names of our JP's please click Departments on our home page and then click on Justice of the Peace for names and numbers.

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How often are reappraisals done?

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

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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 and Tuesday, 9 am-1pm, and Wednesday 1pm-5pm. Since site visits for inspections may keep the Administrator out of the office at times, it is recommended that you phone for an appointment (442-3182) or to ask questions. The answering machine will take messages if the Zoning Administrator is unavailable when you phone.

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