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:
- Burn Permits – Call to request a burning permit.
Mike Gervia, Fire Chief and Fire Warden
802-399-1412 or 802-434-3968
- 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.
- There is no regulation for cats.
- There is an Animal Control Ordinance, and violation tickets can be issued.
- Certified copies of a birth or death certificate or a marriage license.
- How to Get Married in Vermont
- Application for Vermont License of Civil Marriage – Bring the complete application to the town office in the town of residence. The Bolton Town Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8-4 p.m. Please allow 15 -20 minutes for your license to be issued. There is a $60 fee for a marriage license plus $10 for a certified copy.
- See 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.vermont.gov
- Update your voter information, or request absentee ballots at My Voter Page (MVP) at: http://mvp.vermont.gov
- 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 (2020, 2022, 2024 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 https://legislature.vermont.gov/ 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 Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District; https://www.mmuusd.org/
- MMUUSD provides school choice, although generally, Bolton Preschool through Grade 4 students attend Smilie Memorial Elementary School, 2712 Theodore Roosevelt Highway (Rt. 2), 434-2757; https://smilie.mmuusd.org/
- MMUUSD provides school choice, although generally, Bolton Grade 5 through 8 students attend Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond, 434-2188; http://camelshump.mmuusd.org/
- Bolton Grade 9 through 12 students attend Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, 899-4690; http://mmu.mmuusd.org/
- Further information may be obtained by calling the MMUUSD central office at 434-2128 or at https://www.mmuusd.org/
- School cancellations due to weather are announced on the radio, local television stations, the MMUUSD website, and through MMUUSD’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.
- Yearly Tax Rate Table
- 2019 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 email@example.com
- 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
- 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