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

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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Who do I contact with questions about my property tax bill?

Call the Treasurer directly at 802-445-3085. He is responsible for printing and mailing the tax bills and records payments and late penalties. He also forwards the list of delinquent taxpayers to the Delinquent Taxpayer Collector.

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Do I need a permit for a pond?

Yes, however, a pond must be approved by the Development Review Board at a warned meeting. You will also be asked to have the District Conservationist inspect the area and make recommendations relative to the pond inlets and outlets, and ponds greater than 3000 square feet require State approval.

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APR 15
Report explores effect on taxes if Shaftsbury takes ID students back

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APR 11
Shaftsbury Select Board Mulls Budget Surplus

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MAR 6
Shaftsbury to Remain Rural - in Official Designation

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MAR 5
Art Whitman wins two-year seat on Shaftsbury Select Board

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