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

I have recently been married. What do I have to do in order to change my maiden name to my married name in the Town Records?

You will need to fill out and record with the Town Clerk a CHANGE OF NAME form. This leaves a trail in the land records of your former and current name for research reference. After the Town Clerk records this document, a copy of this is given to other Town departments so your name can be changed in all records.

If you would like to have your married name on the voter checklist, all you need to do is call the Town Clerk and ask to have it changed.

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Is there a date and time when grievances are held?

While anyone can "grieve" at any time, there has to be an official "cut-off" date or the Grand List would never be printed. The listers set the date and it is warned in the newspaper, town office, and post office. The reason for the grievance should be submitted to the listers in writing. Any owner not satisfied with the listers' decision can then meet with the Board of Civil Authority (BCA). This is accomplished by submitting a letter to the town clerk asking for a BCA hearing. She will set the date and time for the BCA hearing.

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Do I need a permit for a TV Antenna or dish?

Yes.

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