THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOLTON
Welcome 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 ridgelines, rugged rocky outcrops, and valley-bottom cropland, all tucked in between working landscapes and our beloved Green Mountains.
ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR (Meeting Times)
- The Town has the following ordinances and policies in place:
- ALL construction requires a permit. Please contact the Zoning Administrator for information.
- See the Documents and Forms page for more information.
- Dogs must be licensed EVERY year by April 01. The fee is $12.
- There is no regulation for cats.
- There is an Animal Control Ordinance, and violation tickets can be issued.
Town Meeting 2017
- Town Warning
- MMMUSD Warning
- Town Sample Ballots
- MMMUSD Sample Ballot
- NOTICE TO VOTERS
- Town Report 2016
See additional Town Meeting Minutes and Town Reports here.
- Voter registration may be done in person at the office, by mail, or online through the Online Voter Registration (OLVR) at: http://olvr.sec.state.vt.us
- Update your voter information, or request absentee ballots at My Voter Page (MVP) at: http://mvp.sec.state.vt.us
- You must be a registered voter IN THE TOWN OF BOLTON to vote in Bolton.
- Town Meeting is held the Monday night before the first Tuesday in March.
- Australian ballot voting is held the first Tuesday in March.
- Bolton’s official polling place is Smilie School, 2712 Theodore Roosevelt Highway (US Route 2).
- Polls are open for local and general elections from 7 am to 7 pm.
- On even number years (2018, 2020, 2022 etc.) the state holds primary (August) and general (November) elections for state officials.
- Every 4 years (2020, 2024, 2028 etc.) the federal government holds presidential elections; primaries in March and general elections in November. The same rules apply as with local voting.
- Bolton is in Chittenden County and is part of the Washington-Chittenden (Was-Chi) Legislative District, which includes Bolton, Huntington, Buel’s Gore and Waterbury.
- The Senate district is Chittenden.
- Our representatives are listed in the Vermont Legislative Directory, at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdirmain.cfm or at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/findmember3.cfm?Town=Bolton
- Bolton belongs to the Chittenden Solid Waste District and has access to the CSWD drop-off stations in Richmond, Williston and elsewhere in Chittenden County.
- The CSWD phone number is 872-8111.
- The CSWD website is http://www.cswd.net.
- Bolton is part of the Chittenden East Supervisory Union (CESU) and the Mount Mansfield Modified Union School District (MMMUSD)
- Preschool through Grade 4 students attend Smilie Memorial Elementary School, 2712 Theodore Roosevelt Highway (Rt. 2), 434-2757; http://www.smilie.k12.vt.us
- Grade 5 through 8 students attend Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond, 434-2188; http://www.chms.k12.vt.us
- Grade 9 through 12 students attend Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, 899-4690; http://www.mmu.k12.vt.us
- Further information may be obtained by calling CESU central office at 434-2128 or at http://www.cesu.k12.vt.us/
- School cancellations due to weather are announced on the radio, local television stations, the CESU website, and through CESU’s notification system.
- ONE TAX BILL IS MAILED TO THE PROPERTY OWNER OF RECORD AS OF APRIL 1st EACH YEAR.
- If your taxes are paid by an escrow, it is your responsibility to provide the escrow with your tax information or a copy of your tax bill.
- Due dates are by 4 p.m. on the 15th of September, November, February and May, and there is no grace period.
- Post marks of the due date are accepted as on time.
- Interest on late installments is 1% per month.
- Notices for late installments are sent monthly.
- Unpaid taxes are delinquent after May 15th annually, and incur an immediate 8% penalty.
- Payments can be remitted by mail, made at the office, or left in the office drop box.
- The town does not accept credit cards nor electronic payments.
- Tax Rate Information
- 2016 GRAND LIST
- The Town Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm.
- The Town Office phone numbers are 434-3064 & 434-5075.
- The Town Office Fax number is 434-6404 .
- The Town Clerk’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Town Website is www.boltonvt.org
- Town Garage 434-3968
- Bolton Fire Department 434-3968
- Fire Chief & Warden for burn permits, BVFD Chief Mike Gervia 363-3139
- Current Town of Bolton Boards and Commissions:
- Chartered June 29, 1763
- Size: 26,752 acres
- Population: 1,182 as of 2010 census
- Density: 22.63 people per acre
- Altitude: 342 above sea level
- Bolton has 20.59 miles of town highways