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Town of Starksboro

Tax Grievance Day – June 23, 2020

At the Starksboro Town Office from 9AM to 5PM.

***Please call the office to make an appointment. 453-2639 *****

A Grievance is stating the value of one’s property is not in alignment with the Real Estate Fair Market Value. A Grievance cannot be done based on property taxes associated with the property. The Value of the property is what can be grieved on.

Any and all grievances are being done by written statements only. No face to face meetings. 

All correspondences must be sent in by June 23 – please provide fact based information that is relevant to the value of your property. Pictures are also encouraged.

Please provide a phone number where you can be reached during your allotted grievance time in case the Listers need to speak with you.

Norman Cota, Charles Webber, Larry Shepard


In you have any questions, please call 453-2639 or email


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The Town of Starksboro currently has the following positions open. If you are interested in municipal government and would enjoy serving your community, please consider these opportunities:

Development Review Board – 3-year terms – 3 positions are up for appointment this year. One board member is stepping down.
The DRB is a quasi-judicial board that reviews applications for land use and development.

Addison County Regional Planning delegates:
Solid Waste District rep – 1 position open
Regional Planning rep – 1 position open
Transportation Advisory rep – 2 positions open

> If you would like to learn more about any of these positions, please contact Rebecca Elder.

> To express your interest, please contact a member of the Selectboard or Rebecca Elder.
Phone: 453-2768 (leave a message)

Thank you for considering service to your local community!

* The board will be making appointments at their next meeting on June 16. Letters of interest should be received no later than Thursday, June 11. *

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Vermont Tax Department has extended the deadline for filing personal income taxes until July 15, 2020. The State is, however, recommending property owners file their Homestead Declaration Filing by the April 15, 2020 deadline to be sure they get their tax benefit on their 2020 property tax bill. A delay in filing your Homestead Declaration will delay your tax benefits if you are eligible for one, and it will result in your property tax bills needing to be adjusted at a later date. To file your Homestead Declaration, go to:

You will find the information required to complete the form on your 2019 property tax bill.

Additional information:
There will be no late filing penalty assessed until after July 15.

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The Starksboro Zoning Office will have limited in-office hours and is attempting to complete all requests electronically, through the drop box at the town office, and telephone. Please expect 48-72 hours for your request to be received and follow up information requested.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE APPLICATION- Fillable application form Please mail or email (1) a scanned copy of your completed application and (2) mail or drop off your check in the locked drop box with a check for $65 made out to the Town of Starksboro. PLEASE provide a phone number and email address as the compliance research may involve a telephone call with the Zoning Administrator.

BUILDING PERMITS- Zoning permit application form. Please mail or email a scanned copy of your completed application (be sure to include signatures from all landowners listed with the town), include phone/email contact information, and mail or drop off payment of the appropriate fee (call/email with questions). Your will need to arrange to pick up a “P” sign to post at your property or the sign can be mailed to you.

Additional zoning information here

Development Review Board and Planning Commission meetings are postponed at this time. Updates will be given as the public health guidance changes over the coming weeks. 

All other questions, please email. Telephone voicemails will be responded to within 72 hours.


☎️ Please call 802-453-2768 or 📨 email for assistance

Rebecca Elder, Zoning Administrator

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The Starksboro Town Office continues to be closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions.

☎️ Please call 802-453-2639 or 📨 email for assistance – Mon-Thurs 8:30-4:30

The town clerk, treasurer, and office staff are available by phone or email to help you connect with resources and answer questions. Please continue to check the town’s website for updates, contact information, and resources.

The Selectboard will continue to hold meetings on its regular schedule on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Meetings will be conducted via conference call and members of the public can participate. Information for calling in will be provided on the agendas posted in town and on the website. If you have questions, please email