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

What if either of us has been married before?

If you are a widow or widower, you are free to marry. You will be asked the date your spouse died. If you are divorced, you may remarry after the date on which your previous marriage is dissolved.

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How often are reappraisals done?

Approximately every ten years, unless real estate values are changing rapidly.

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May I have unregistered vehicles on my property?

In the village residential district, only one unregistered uninspected motor vehicle is permitted. Two unregistered, inoperable vehicles are permitted in rural residential (RR) districts. All unregistered, inoperable vehicles shall be screened from public view.

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Important Announcements

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Burial rates at Shaftsbury cemeteries will change on 1/1/2017

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Southshire Community Solar has announced a planned Phase II expansion of the Buck Hill project.

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PFOA Information

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Organics Collection - Now at the Transfer Station

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Towns Meetings Calendar

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