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

What if either of us has been married before?

If you are a widow or widower, you are free to marry. You will be asked the date your spouse died. If you are divorced, you may remarry after the date on which your previous marriage is dissolved.

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How often are reappraisals done?

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

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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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JUL 1
Search for new Town Administrator underway. Application deadline July 21.

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JUN 19
Shaftsbury Select Board renews insurance, Sheriff's contracts

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MAY 7
Shaftsbury Select Board Members Discuss their Goals for the Year

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

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