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.

Shaftsbury polling place has moved to
DPW Garage
526 North Road, Shaftsbury
Voting for the August 11 primary and the November 3, 2020 general election will be at the garage, not at the fire house.

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.

 

 

 

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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.

Road Closure: Maple Hill Rd 9/29/2020

We will be replacing a culvert around 2284 Maple Hill Rd. The northern section of Maple Hill Rd. will be closed from the East Rd. intersection to the Arlington town line from 8am to 3pm on Tuesday September 29.  

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NorShaft Lions Pie and Raffle Ticket Sale 10/3-4

Norshaft Lions does so much for Shaftsbury. Their work at Howard Park is only the most recent (see other News). Let's all buy a pie! When: Oct 3, 2020, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Oct 4, 2020 The NorShaft Lions are back again!! Pie/Baked Good and Raffle Ticket Sale We are...

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Howard Park keeps alive traditions of kindness and community

Howard Park is a hidden gem with a long-standing history. Thanks to some recent work by a number of volunteers, that gem is shining just a bit more brightly. https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/howard-park-keeps-alive-traditions-of-kindness-and-community,613932

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Upcoming Events


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Found a lost dog?

Search dog license numbers in order to find the owner’s contact number.dog cartoon

 

Town Clerk Office Hours

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 Office Hours

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

Treasurer Office Hours

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

Transfer Station Hours

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

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

Public Works

Please call 802-681-7240 to report road issues.
Monday – Friday 7am-3:30pm
526 North Road