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 information must we provide to get a marriage or civil union license in Vermont?

You must know your legal town of residence and your place and date of birth. You will also need to know your parents' names, including your mother's maiden name, and states where your parents were born.

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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 if my business or commercial/industrial activity needs to be enlarged or have structures added?

Yes; all additional structures or changes in business activity, require approval of the Development Review Board. Any changes in use to an existing operation, such as changing a residence into rental property, require Development Review Board approval.

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Latest News

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AUG 15
Vermont Primary Election

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AUG 16
The Shaftsbury Selectboard will hold its final public hearing on the proposed Town Plan on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7PM in Cole Hall at 61 Buck Hill Road.

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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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