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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOLTON

Foliage and Hump

Fall comes to Bolton – view of Camel’s Hump. Photo credit: Tim Grover

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)

PERMITS & ORDINANCES

ANIMALS

  • Dogs must be licensed EVERY year by April 01.
  • There is no regulation for cats.
  • There is an Animal Control Ordinance, and violation tickets can be issued.

VITAL RECORDS

  • See Vital Records for information on applying for copies of birth or death certificates or getting married in Vermont.

VOTING and TOWN MEETING

TRASH & RECYCLING

SCHOOLS

  • Bolton is part of the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District.
  • MMUUSD provides school choice, although generally, Bolton Preschool through Grade 4 students attend Smilie Memorial Elementary School, 2712 Theodore Roosevelt Highway (Rt. 2), (802) 434-2757.
  • MMUUSD provides school choice, although generally, Bolton Grade 5 through 8 students attend Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond, (802) 434-2188.
  • Bolton Grade 9 through 12 students attend Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, (802) 899-4690.
  • Further information may be obtained by calling the MMUUSD central office at (802) 434-2128.
  • School cancellations due to weather are announced on the radio, local television stations, the MMUUSD website, and through MMUUSD’s notification system.

TAXES

  • See Tax Information for tax policies, delinquent tax sales and documents related to taxes.

TOWN INFORMATION

TOWN FACTS

  • Chartered June 29, 1763
  • Size: 26,752 acres
  • Population:  1,301 as of 2020 census
  • Density:  30.6 people per square mile
  • Altitude: 342 above sea level
  • Bolton has 20.59 miles of town highways

Contact

Email: townclerk@boltonvt.com