Contacting the Town of Shaftsbury

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You may also find answers to your questions that you may have by reviewing the frequently asked questions section of our website, before you send us a question.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can marry or perform a civil union for us?

A judge, supreme court justice, assistant judge, justice of the peace, or an ordained or licensed minister, rabbi or priest residing in Vermont can perform your ceremony. A priest, rabbi, minister or person from another state can perform your ceremony if he or she first obtains a special authorization from the probate court in the district where the marriage will take place. Vermont law does not require witnesses. If you are planning a religious ceremony, check with your church or synagogue to see if religious tenets require witnesses for your marriage or union. If you would like the names of our JP's please click Departments on our home page and then click on Justice of the Peace for names and numbers.

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When do I notify the listers of a change of address?

Anytime your address changes.

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May I do business in my home?

Yes. However, all "home occupations" must be approved by the Development Review Board. Examples include child care, computer related businesses, a small bakery, etc.

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