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Town Clerk

Marlene Hall (3 year term exp. in 2018)
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Monday 9am-2pm, 5pm-7pm
Tues.,Wed.,Thurs. 9:00am-3:30pm
Friday by appointment only

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, maps and minutes of meetings
  • 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
  • Posting of Lands


In 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 register to vote online at Please stop in and make sure you are registered to vote. If you have any questions about voting, please call 442-4038.

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