Welcome to the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling. Take a moment to discover our rich history.
Town Plan Hearings
Hearings on the proposed new Town Plan are under way. Planning Commission hearings have concluded. Selectboard hearings are scheduled for:
May 13th @ 7:00 pm
Information on the new plan, the old plan and the changes can be found here
All dogs more than 6 months of age need to be licensed in the town of Shaftsbury after January 1st of every year. They need to be licensed no later than April 1st.
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Coming Soon - Online Registrations!
About Cole Hall
Cole Hall is located on the north side of Buck Hill Road, a few hundred feet from Route 7A. It was built in 1834 by Uriah Cole with stone quarried from the nearby Cole Farm, and originally housed a Universalist Church. In later years the Cole heirs donated the property to the town with the understanding it could be used for no religious sect except the Universalist but could be used for town purposes. It became a Community center; town meetings were held there as well as events by the Garden Club and other groups. In 1973 the selectboard decided to move the town office into Cole Hall after some renovations had to be undertaken. The building is on the State Register of Historic Places. It stands in a prominent position in the village and has become known as a landmark.