The Bolton Select Board has appointed two new Animal Control Officers: Jeffrey Leete and Rob Mullen.  Please contact Jeffrey and/or Rob directly for all animal complaints and/or welfare concerns.  Contact information here.

Come join the Bolton Conservation Commission, the Preston Pond Steward, and Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, on Saturday, December 16 at 1:30 PM for an informational walk at the Preston Pond Conservation Area (PPCA). A timber harvest will be commencing on the PPCA this winter, administered by Tapper and harvested by Bolton logger Kyle Pratt, in accordance with the PPCA’s Forest Management Plan. Come walk the forest, see the timber marked to be cut, and bring your questions to ask the forester and the logger about this project and how it will benefit the health of the forest, wildlife, and the residents of Bolton. Meet and park by 3097 Stage Road with appropriate clothing and footwear to be out in the cold for 2-2.5 hours, walking on snow and steep, rocky terrain. See you there! 

November 8, 2017 

To all Bolton dog owners and/or dog sitters (if you are neither, please disregard this notice):
It has come to our attention through both unofficial notification and officially filed animal complaint forms, that there is a chronic problem with “uncontrolled”/ “at large” dogs in Bolton.
Allowing dogs to run at large is in direct violation of Section 4: RUNNING AT LARGE, of Bolton’s Town Ordinance for the Control of Dogs:
• “No owner or keeper shall permit a domestic dog or wolf-hybrid owned by him/her under his/her keeping to run at large” (see definition below).
Dogs found to be running at large can be impounded (Section 8), and/or fines assessed against the owner of up to $500 (Sections 13 – 18).
If you take care that you and your dog/s are in compliance with the town ordinance, thank you.
If you and your dog/s are not in compliance with the town ordinance, action will be taken. This situation will not be allowed to continue for the health and safety of all residents and their pets, and we will be evaluating the need to implement a strict “leash law” in Bolton.
Property owners with rental property – thank you for sharing this critical information with your tenants.
 The Bolton Select Board
“’Uncontrolled’ or ‘At Large’ shall mean a dog or wolf-hybrid that is off the premises of the owner or keeper, and not under the control of the owner or keeper, a member of his or her immediate family, or an agent of the owner, either by leash, cord, chain, or other reasonable means of restraint, and not lawfully engaged in hunting with the owner or keeper, so that all times the dog or wolf-hybrid may be prevented from causing damage, disturbance or annoyance.”

The Town of Bolton has adopted a “Policy for the Collection of Delinquent Taxes.”  The purpose of the policy is to establish clear guidelines so that all delinquent taxpayers are treated fairly and know what to expect.  The policy is available for review here.










Important Dates

Food Drive For Senior Holiday Baskets – drop off non perishable food items at Smilie School through Friday, December 15, 2017.

Notice of Approved Fireworks Display:
Bolton Valley Resort, Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the resort. Vendor: Northstar Fireworks.

January 29, 2018, is the deadline to submit petitions to run for town offices, which are voted by Australian ballot.  Petitions must be signed by at least 1% of the voters (12), and must be submitted to the town office by 5 p.m. on that date. We are happy to provide petitions and candidate consent forms, just contact the town office.

January 18, 2018 is the last day to file a petition with the Town Clerk signed by at least 5% of the voters (52) for articles to be included in the Town Meeting warning.  There are very specific parameters that must be met when filing a petition for an article – please contact the Town Office for more information, and/or access more information at:



Town Office
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
(US Route 2)
Bolton, VT 05676
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm
(802) 434 -5075 / (802) 434 – 3064

Contact information for Town Officials & Officers including Animal Control Officer




Upcoming Events

5:45 pm Select Board Meeting @ Bolton Town Office
Select Board Meeting @ Bolton Town Office
Jan 8 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm Planning Commission Meeting @ Town Office
Planning Commission Meeting @ Town Office
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Planning Commission Meeting

Welcome to the Town of Bolton, Vermont


Town of BoltonWelcome to the Bolton, Vermont website.

The town of Bolton is located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Lake Champlain Valley. The Winooski River bisects the town from east to west, as does Interstate 89, the New England Central Railway and U.S. Route 2.  Chartered in June 1763, Bolton is a small rural municipality that prides itself on many unique aspects: we are a tight-knit community with acres of forested land bisected by recreational trails, majestic ridge lines, rugged rocky outcrops, and valley-bottom cropland, all tucked in between working landscapes and our beloved Green Mountains.