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

I would like to enter into a civil marriage. Do we need a civil marriage license? Do we need blood tests?

Before your ceremony, you must buy a Vermont marriage license. It must be given to the officiant before your marriage is performed. While your license may be bought up to two months before your ceremony, it "becomes void" 60 days from the date of issue if the proposed marriage or union is not solemnized. You do not need a blood test.

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How often are reappraisals done?

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

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What building or development activities require a permit?

All structures such as sheds, barns, accessory buildings, homes, porches, lean-to's, enclosure of porches or breezeways, pools, dormers, fences over 6' high, garages etc. require a permit.

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Important Announcements

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Town Government Vacancies

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JAN12
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Shaftsbury

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JAN01
VTel Wireless 4G LTE Now Available in the Shaftsbury Area

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Towns Meetings Calendar

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