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

I can't make it to the polls. How do I vote?

If you are unable to make it to the polling location during voting hours, you can always sign up to receive an absentee ballot. Simply click on this link to the ABSENTEE APPLICATION, fill out the form, and mail it to:

Shaftsbury Town Clerk
PO Box 409,
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Your application will be sent to you after the request is received. You can also call and request an absentee ballot as well. The Town Clerk telephone number is (802) 442-4038. Finally, you are always able to vote in person at the town office during regular business hours.

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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 if my business or commercial/industrial activity needs to be enlarged or have structures added?

Yes; all additional structures or changes in business activity, require approval of the Development Review Board. Any changes in use to an existing operation, such as changing a residence into rental property, require Development Review Board approval.

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Important Announcements

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Shaftsbury Celebrates Hometown Hero's

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

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Organics Collection - Now at the Transfer Station

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Public Notice - Property Known as Shaftsbury Hollow Cemetery - Private Cemetery: Located on Shaftsbury Holllow Rd

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VTel Wireless 4G LTE Now Available in the Shaftsbury Area

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