Shaftsbury Town Clerk
|Marlene Barriere||(802) 442-4038 ext. 1||3 year term exp. in 2018|
Friday by appointment only
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1
The Town Clerk plays a central role in the operation of local government, with duties that bring the Clerk into regular contact with the public. The Clerk's statutory duties range from recording, preserving and certifying public documents to administering oaths of office, complying with public information requests, posting notices on the town's bulletin board, running the local elections, certifying the grand list prepared by the listers, issuing marriage licenses and licensing animals. The town clerk has many unofficial duties as well which vary from town to town.
Below are some of the duties of the Town Clerk
- Notarizes documents
- Records all vital events occurring in the town of Shaftsbury
- Administers the Freeman's Oath
- Records deeds, mortgages, liens, surveys and minutes of meetings
- Genealogy assistance
- Voter checklist maintenance
- Member of the Board of Abatement
- Takes minutes and prepares the Board of Abatement findings
- Administers and records oaths of office for newly elected officials
- Administration and presiding officer over all elections
- Clerk for the Board of Civil Authority
- Issues Green Mountain Passports
- Records certified copies of military DD 214 discharge papers for military personnel
- Types and records final results of elections
Justices who perform Ceremonies
VOTER CHECKLIST INFORMATIONIn order to be eligible to vote in the Town of Shaftsbury you must be on the Town Voter Checklist. The Town Clerk has blank voter checklist applications at the office and will be available during office hours to register new applicants. You may also print an application off our website. Please stop in and make sure you are registered to vote. If you have any questions about voting, please call 442-4038.
GENEALOGY INFORMATIONWe have placed our vitals database for Shaftsbury on this page! This includes all vital records from 1761 to 1900. Click on the link below to access these records.
GENEOLOGY REQUESTS: We also accept requests for research but are able to do research only as time allows. There is a charge for this service and a return self-addressed stamped envelope is appreciated when writing a request.
E-mail your request using this page or Mail your request to the Town Clerk at;
Shaftbury Town Clerk
61 Buck Hill Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
NEED HELP WITH GENEALOGY RESEARCH?
We are happy to help you find genealogy records, but we are limited at the Town Office to people who were born or died in town. For more complete state records, you can contact the organizations below.
The Bennington Museum Library is open Monday – Wednesday from 1-5 pm
Offers Vital Records on microfilm up to the year 1941. They also offer newspapers on microfilm, The Vermont Gazette starting in 1783 and the Banner starting in 1841. 20th Century Banners may be found at the Bennington Free Library. Call the Museum Library at 802-447-1574 x 210
The Vermont State Archives – 1078 Route 2, Middlesex, Vermont
Offers all Vital Records in Vermont from 1760 – 2011. When visiting in person, you can visit ancestry.com at no cost. You may also visit familysearch.org (records 1760-2003) from your own computer. Visit Vermont-archives.org or call 802-828-3700 for more information.