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COVID-19 information from Thetford Emergency Management

Town Hall is CLOSED to public access

Services by appointment only:
785-2922 Town Hall
785-2200 Thetford Police
785-4679 Public Works

The Rabies clinic has been postponed – date to be determined and animal license late fees will be waived.

Recycle Center will be open on Saturday.

As of Sunday evening, March 15th:

  • All non-essential functions of the Town are suspended;
  • All Town facilities are closed to the public, except by appointment.
  • All non-essential Selectboard meetings and Town Committee/Commission meetings are postponed. This includes the scheduled Town Plan hearing.
  • Limitations on the use of Sick Time by Town Employees have been lifted.
  • Municipal late fees on animal licenses have been suspended.

These actions are in effect until further notice, however the Selectboard will reevaluate these actions no later than (updated) APRIL 30. 

For more information on Thetford’s COVID-19 response or for assistance, please contact our Emergency Management Director at

Town Clerk: Tracy Borst
Assistant Town Clerk:

Thetford Town Hall
PO Box 126,  3910 VT Route 113  Thetford Center, VT 05075
(802) 785-2922 Ext 100 

Monday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed the day before ballot voting.

Open also by appointment

The Town Clerk is responsible for recording and preserving land records and vital records for the town and helps the public access the many public records available here. We also maintain the minutes of the town meetings and committee meetings, maintain the voter checklist and absentee balloting and oversee local elections. Other services we provide at town hall include: processing animal licenses, Vermont Fish and Games Licenses & Land Posting, Civil Marriage Licenses, Green Mountain Passports, Tobacco & Liquor Licenses, DMV Registration Renewals, sale of trash tickets & permits, sale of passes to Treasure Island and notarizing signatures. Please see fees below.

Services and Fees: *please note, we are a cash and check office only, no credit or debit cards accepted.

Animal Licensing

Dogs, Wolf Hybrids, and Ferrets, according with Title 20 s3581, over 6 months of age must be registered by April 1. A copy of current rabies vaccine and spay/neutering (if applicable) must be presented at time of licensing. New residents have 90 days to register animals before penalties apply.
Neutered/spayed $9
Male/Female $13

After April 1, $25 Late Fee plus
Neutered/spayed $11
Male/Female $17

Civil Marriage   

Getting Married in Vermont – FAQs

Vermont Civil Marriage Application

License application  $60.00
Certified copy           $10.00

Temporary Officiant Registration Portal

DMV Registration Renewals

Actual renewal form from the DMV is required. Payment for registration must be in check or money order form, and a separate $3.00 payment to the Town of Thetford (cash or check).

Excess Weight Permits

Excess Weight Permit Application for Fleet

Excess Weight Permit for Single Vehicle

Fish & Game Licenses

Fees set by Vermont Dept. of Fish & Game You may purchase online (right from home) or come to the Town Offices.
Land Posting   $5.00
Safety Zone signs at no charge
Please present previous license or hunter safety card.

Land Records

Indexes and images back to 1990’s now available online!  Click here for Land Records Access Portal

Summary of Vermont Recording Fee Changes

Per H.526 (approved by VT Legislature 2019 session)
For Attorneys, Title Agents, Realtors, Researchers, Financial Institutions 32 V.S.A. §1671      Effective: July 1, 2019

Document recording fees $10/page $15/page
PTTR (Property transfer tax return) $10/document $15/document
Survey plat recording fees $15/sheet $25/sheet
Certified copy of records (no change) $10/page $10/page
Examination of records (vault time) $2/hour $4/hour

In office copies $1.00 per page

Notary Services

Available at no charge, some restrictions apply.

Recycling Center Permits and Trash tickets

Thetford Recycling Center
Permits are required to use the center. They are sold at town hall, $25 for a permit which expires 12/31. Trash service is provided by More Waste Services, you may pay in check or cash or purchase punch cards from them at the recycling center each Saturday.  You can purchase your Thetford permit through the mail by sending $25 check to the address above.

Thetford Recycle permit application form

Hartford Recycling Center We also sell permits and trash coupons for Hartford during regular town hall office hours.  $30 per permit, $4.95 per coupon (for up to 40 pounds of household trash). Prices effective 11/5/2019

Vital Records

Application to request a copy of a Birth or Death record

Informational Copies $1.00
Certified Copies $10.00
Obtained at town hall or by written request including details of the event you’re requesting (names, date of birth or marriage, etc.).


(register to vote, change address, request absentee ballot)
Nominating Petition
Consent for Nomination
Social Services Petition
Application to Voter Checklist
Vermont Voter Portal