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Welcome to Shaftsbury!

~ Official Website of the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont ~

Welcome to Shaftsbury, Vermont – right next to everything. Forest hiking, local food farms, historic architecture – you don’t even have to leave the city limits. Covered bridges, colleges, arts and culture – you could get there by bicycle. New York, Boston, Montreal – half a day’s drive. Or don’t go anywhere – step out your door at night and let our dark skies bedazzle you with brilliant stars, planets and the Milky Way. Shaftsbury offers the beauty and quiet of rural living with city convenience within easy reach.

 

 

 

Explore

 

 

Discover: Our history, historic buildings, and what “makes us tick” as Shaftsbury folks. A proud heritage that goes back over 200 years.

 

 

Recreation

 

 

Farm to Table: Our local agriculture, a heritage of farming, farm stands and area farmers markets. A bucolic landscape defined by a history of working the land.

 

 

Living

 

 

Explore: Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.

 

 

Discover

 

 

Recreation! Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.

 

 

Farm to Table

 

 

Living: A place for families with a great elementary school, or an idyllic place to retire. Ideal location close to regional hospital, cultural centers, shopping, and everything Vermont has to offer.

Home repair loans

Spring is on the doorstep and the State of Vermont Onsite Loan Program (OLP) stands ready to assist eligible homeowners with a failed septic or drinking water system. The program offers loans at a fixed 3% rate to repair or replace a failed system. Applicants must be...

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Reminder: Homestead Exemption Deadline April 15

By Vermont law, property owners whose homes meet the definition of a Vermont homestead must file a Homestead Declaration annually by the April filing deadline. If eligible, it is important that you file so that you are correctly assessed the homestead tax rate on your...

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Green Up Day May 4

GREEN UP DAY, the first Saturday in May, is a special day in Vermont when thousands of volunteers come out in their communities for a massive spring clean up of litter. It is the largest statewide volunteer event in Vermont with over 22,500 taking part, and the only...

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Upcoming Events

  • Bone Builders March 26, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 amShaftsbury United Methodist Church, 127 Church St, Shaftsbury, VT 05262, USA

  • Planning Commission Meeting March 26, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pmShaftsbury Elementary School Library 150 Buck Hill Road Shaftsbury, VT

  • Bone Builders March 28, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 amShaftsbury United Methodist Church, 127 Church St, Shaftsbury, VT 05262, USA


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Town Clerk

Monday 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.
9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Other times available by appointment
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Treasurer

Monday-Thursday 10:00-1:00pm
Friday 9:00-12:00pm
Other times available by appointment
(802) 442-4038 ext. 2

Town Administrator

M-F, 8 am – 4 pm
(802) 442-4038 ext. 3

Transfer Station

  • Tuesday – 7:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday – 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 7:00am – 4:00pm

Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.