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About Shaftsbury Dog Registrations

Current License Fees:
altered animal - $9.00
unaltered animal - $13.00
Late Fees for after April 1st: altered animal - $11.00
unaltered animal - $17.00


Dogs more than 6 months of age need to be licensed after January 1st of every year, but must be licensed no later than April 1st. As noted above, late fees will apply after that date. If a dog reaches 6 months of age after April 1st, the owner must apply for a license within 30 days.

A current copy of the rabies certificate is required at the time of the licensure.

The Shaftsbury town ordinances having to do with dogs is outlined below.

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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Who do I contact with questions about my property tax bill?

Call the Treasurer directly at (802) 442-4038 ext. 2. He is responsible for printing and mailing the tax bills and records payments and late penalties. He also forwards the list of delinquent taxpayers to the Delinquent Taxpayer Collector.

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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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Shaftsbury Celebrates Hometown Hero's

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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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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