Welcome to the Dummerston Town Office! Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive:
Zoning permits are required prior to any construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation or enlargement of any building, or other structure, or of any mining, excavation of landfill, and any change in the use of any building or other structure, or land, or extension of use of land and division of land. New driveways require a curb cut permit. Applications and information are available at the Town Office.|
Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Mobile Unit is located on US Rte 5 at the State Highway Garage. Hours are weekly Mon 9:30am – 3:00pm and Tues 9:00am – 2:15pm. Telephone 802-251-2070|
Vermont Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available at the Town Office.|
State law requires dogs/wolf-hybrids to be licensed with the town on or before April 1st. Fee and licensing information may be obtained at the Town Office. |
Town property tax bills are mailed in the first part of July and are due in two equal installments approximately August 20th and February 5th. |
Town Meeting is held on the first Tuesday in March at the Dummerston School. The polling place for all State, Federal and local elections will be warned in advance, at either the Town Hall space in the basement of the Center Church, or at the School. Residents wishing to register to vote may fill out an application at the Town Office. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on the second Monday preceding Election Day.|
Please be sure to give us a call if you think this office might be able to be of assistance. Click on the "Office Hours" button to the right, or e-mail us at townclerk (at) dummerston.org
Well, finally the census has been completed. Not a week went by last year when we didn't have a representative from the Census Bureau in the office to verify address locations and/or house color. Some days we were lucky enough to see representatives twice in one day. For such a small town we were well covered by the census takers. Dummerston officially has 1864 residents. Hard to believe that the count has gone down but that's what the report says. The website you are encouraged to go to is: http://crs.uvm.edu/census/data.cfm. Our voter checklist is about 1572 which means we have about 84% of the population registered to vote. That is pretty impressive.
Land records continue to grow this year. During the fiscal year July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 I filled 3 books, recorded 527 different instruments and copied 1505 pages of recording. I have been able to scan all of our Vermont Property Transfer forms dating back to 1968. These papers have really taken a beating over the years and now I will have a digital copy available to email. These files will be on the public workstation. The workstation is coming along.
During the winter months, a local survey company came to the office and scanned all of the survey maps on file. This is really exciting because now I can email a map to an attorney, title searcher or other surveyor and I don't have to touch the map. Some of the older maps have begun to show real signs of wear and tear. We are really beginning to get a lot of our material on digital form.
The Motor Vehicle registration renewal program profited the town $145.00. I renewed 48 cars/trucks/trailers during the year. It is important to remember when renewing your vehicle registration; please pay with either a money order or personal check made out to DMV and sign the renewal form. I can not accept renewals that are over two (2) months expired. There are only two changes I can make on the registration and they are a change to the car color and address. I will issue a temporary registration and orange tag to be placed on the license plate. In two to three weeks the state sends you the permanent registration and tag.
I truly enjoy my job as Town Clerk. Every year we try to implement new and
efficient procedures to make residents lives easier. Please don't hesitate to call or email
any suggestions you have to make life easier here in Dummerston. Thank you for the
opportunity to serve you as town clerk.