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

When does my dog need to be licensed?

You need to obtain a license for your dog each year on or before April 1st. To obtain a license you must provide proof of a current rabies certificate. Current license fees are altered animal - $8.00 and an unaltered animal - $12.00.

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Who do I contact regarding questions about appraisals and reappraisals?

The listers.

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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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