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 heard there is a special card called a Green Mountain Passport granting free admittance to State Parks? Is this true?

Yes there is such a card. Stop in the Town Clerk's Office and fill out a Green Mountain Passport form. You must be 62 years or older or, if you are a veteran, provide a copy of your DD214. You will be issued a card which allows you free admittance to any state park or fully sponsored state event. The initial cost for this is $2. and never expires.

Learn more about the Green Mountain Passports.

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Who do I contact regarding questions about appraisals and reappraisals?

The listers.

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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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