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Town of Shaftsbury, VT
PO Box 409
61 Buck Hill Road
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Contact Numbers:

Phone: (802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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Shaftsbury Town Clerk

shaftsbury staff Marlene Hall
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Term: (3 yr - exp: 2027)
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Town Clerk

Marlene Hall
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Term: (3 yr - exp: 2027)

Assistant Town Clerk

shaftsbury staff Jen Holley
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

shaftsbury staff

Assistant Town Clerk

Jen Holley
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Town Clerk Office Hours

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

Note: The Clerk's Office will always Close at noon the day before an Election and is Closed the day after.

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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

  • Issues marriage licenses
  • Issues dog licenses
  • Records all vital events occurring in the Town of Shaftsbury
  • Administration and presiding officer over all elections
  • Registers new voters
  • 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
  • Clerk for the Board of Civil Authority
  • Issues Green Mountain Passports
  • Records certified copies of military DD 214 discharge papers for military personnel
  • Records final results of elections
  • Posting of Lands

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Dog License Information

Register Your Dog

Find the Owner of a Lost Dog

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Previous Years Searches

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Voter Information

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 also register to vote online, at

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If you have any questions about voting, please call the Clerk's Office at (802) 442-4038 ext. 1.

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Election Results

All Election Results will be posted here.

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Genealogy Information

Genealogy Requests

We are happy to help you find genealogy records, but we are limited at the Town Office to people who were born or died in town. There is a charge for this service and a return self-addressed stamped envelope is appreciated when writing a request. You may also contact the Cemetery Department for specific information about a burial in one of our Town Cemeteries.

E-mail your request to: or
Mail your request to the Town Clerk at;

Shaftsbury Town Clerk
PO Box 409
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

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Vital Records

Shaftsbury vital records from 1761 to 1900.


Town of Shaftsbury, VT

PO Box 409
61 Buck Hill Road 05262
Phone: (802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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