Welcome to Shaftsbury!

~ Official Website of the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont ~

Shaftsbury Town Offices at Cole Hall are closed to the public. Limited records research by appointment only. See News.

Due to the pandemic, there will be no in-person Town Meeting this year. Town Meeting questions, the budget and due date for taxes, will be decided by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. There will be an information meeting via teleconference, tentatively scheduled for Sunday Feb. 28, 3p.
Request absentee ballot at MyVoter.

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.







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






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.






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






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.

Shaftsbury Receives Art Donation

The Town of Shaftsbury has received another donation of Frank Howard artwork. This most recent piece, entitled “Coming Home”, will join several other Frank Howard paintings adorning the walls of the Cole Hall conference room. “Coming Home” was donated by Miriam S....

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Cole Hall Operations: Update 2020.04.24

Given recent relaxation in coronavirus lock-down orders form the State, Shaftsbury is increasing town government operations, but only a little. 1) Regular meetings may resume by teleconference. 2) Road operation continue as required to keep the roads safe and...

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COVID Coping Resources

A FEMA funded program is making resources available to help people cope with the COVID pandemic.They range from self-help tips to free crisis counseling. Website: covidsupportvt.org...

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Upcoming Events

  • Water Board Meeting February 1, 2021  5:30 pm - 6:30 pmTeleconference. See warning for instructions.

  • Selectboard Meeting February 1, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pmTeleconference. See warning for instructions.

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Town Clerk

Monday: 9a – 3p; 5p – 7p
Tue, Wed,Thu: 9a – 4p
Friday 9a – 12p
Or by appointment
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1


Monday-Friday: 9a – 12p
Or by appointment
(802) 442-4038 ext. 2

Town Administrator

Monday-Friday: 8a – 4p
(802) 442-4038 ext. 3

Transfer Station

Tuesday: 7a – 12p
Thursday: 11a – 4p
Saturday: 7a – 4p
Closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Public Works

Monday – Friday: 7a – 3:30p
526 North Road