Welcome to Williamstown!

Welcome to the official Town of Williamstown, Vermont, website, where residents and visitors are kept up-to-date on town government and activities.

Chartered on August 9, 1781, Williamstown is the second-largest municipality in Orange County. As of the 2010 census, our population is 3,389 residents. Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade attend Williamstown schools. Ainsworth State Park, which offers camping, hiking and hunting, is located in town. Major thoroughfares include Interstate 89 and Vermont Route 14. Follow this link to learn more about the town’s history.

Town Notices:

August 8, 2022

Voting for Tuesday’s Primary Election will be held at Williamstown Middle/High School from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

July 21, 2022

The Town of Williamstown is in search of interested residents to serve on a New Town Garage Building Committee. Please contact the Town Manager’s office at twnmgr@williamstownvt.org or (802) 433-6671 Ext.101 if you would be interested. Thank you.

July 19, 2022

ATTENTION: Be advised a spill occurred on July 18 and there are parts of town that will give off the smell of propane. Areas that may have a strong smell of propane is from Gilbert Road to Falls Bridge Road. Chief Graham spoke with the State of Vermont HAZMAT Team to verify if anything can be done after it has dried onto the road, there is not. Vermont HAZMAT advised the areas effective could have the smell for days.
What spilled: The oils that give the smell of propane.
What the fire department did: Verified there were no vapors detected and spoke with Vermont HAZMAT.
If you smell propane in the area that is not in the road please still call 911 to verify it is not an additional issue of a propane leak.

June 30, 2022

The following dates and locations have approved fireworks permits from the Town of Williamstown:
– 7/2/22: 4291 Vermont Route 14
– 7/2/22 and 7/3/22: 908 Vermont Route 64
– 7/3/22: 1187 Stellar Road
– 8/6/22: 327 Flint Road
Per Vermont statute, applications for fireworks permits must be applied for 15 days in advance of date of display. No permit shall be transferable.

June 28, 2022

The Town of Williamstown is requesting bids to rework and resurface Falls Bridge Road from Route 14 to the Barre Town Line. A pre-bid site visit will be held on July 14 at 3 p.m., meeting first at the Williamstown Town Office building. Sealed bids must be received by July 28 at 4 p.m. Follow this link for more details.

June 17, 2022

The Vermont State Housing Authority offers assistance for those in need to pay utility bills and rent. Follow this link for more information.

May 10, 2022

The Town of Williamstown is seeking to hire another member of Highway Department road crew. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Follow this link for more details.

April 26, 2022

Williamstown is undergoing a Stormwater Master Planning Process to develop strategies for design, funding and implementation of stormwater best management practices. The project team, led by Watershed Consulting Associates, invites you to learn more about stormwater issues and possibilities in Williamstown and give your feedback on priorities and concerns. Please visit the project website to learn more about the stormwater master planning process, and then complete the survey with your feedback. The survey link will be open until May 20th.

April 15, 2022

There are several positions open to serve the Town of Williamstown. Follow this link to see the list. Send a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s office.

March 8, 2022

Follow this link to see results from Town Meeting held on March 1. Click here to see results from the annual school meeting. The 2021 Williamstown Town Report can be read or downloaded by clicking here.

January 26, 2022

Follow this link to see the Town of Williamstown’s annual audit performed by Graham & Veroff for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

July 19, 2021

Follow this link to see which tests are covered by Medicare. It is compiled by Testing.com, a website launched in 2018 by a team of experts.

February 9, 2021

The Williamstown Selectboard added an amendment to the Ordinance Resulating All-terrain Vehicle Use on Town Highways at their meeting on Feb. 8. Follow this link to see the amended ordinance.

January 19, 2021

Due to the trash disposal companies’ rising rates, and the decline of recycling markets, there will be a price increase at the Donald Giroux Trash Depot effective Jan. 30, 2021. Follow this link to see more.

September 24, 2020

The Town of Williamstown
no longer accepts cash payments

Please pay by check, money order, or follow this link to pay by credit or debit card. Please be aware there is a processing fee. Credit or debit cards are NOT accepted at the Town Office.

Taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16 in the payment drop slot. Payments received after this date/time will be late and will be assessed a penalty of 8% and subject to interest at a rate of 1% a month or part thereof.

Payment drop slot: The Town of Williamstown has a payment drop slot located in the front door to Town Hall.  If you would like to receive a receipt by mail, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Postmarks are accepted. The Town of Williamstown will accept a USPS postmark as timely payment.

Post-dated checks are not accepted. All checks will be processed on the day received.

Starting Monday, October 19, until Monday, November 16, from 9 a.m.until  4 p.m. we will be accepting non-cash payments outside. Please come to the first window just before entering the door to the town office.

March 17, 2020

From the Williamstown Wastewater Treatment Plant:

With the recent hoarding of paper goods going on, people may be tempted to seek substitutes. Please keep in mind that, unlike toilet paper, paper towels are made to be water-absorbent and resist breaking down in the water. Residents flushing paper towels down the toilet will eventually cause blockages in their home plumbing system, sewer lines or pump stations depending on how far the paper towels are able to travel before starting to clog.

Any type of blockage that occurs in the sewer system or pump stations threatens public health and the environment. Sewage blocked from being able to travel to the wastewater treatment facility will eventually spill into homes/businesses without backflow prevention, streets and the river.

As always, the public should be advised to only flush #1, #2 and toilet paper down the toilet. It’s simple – the toilet is not a trash can.

August 16, 2019

CVFiber is our 17-community-owned municipal entity that needs your input as we move forward to bring a very high-speed fiber network to your home and business. To help with our planning of the network, we need to understand your interest so we can plan for the system. This is your system. We need to know whether you currently have or don’t have internet services, from whom, and whether you would be willing to sign up for CVFiber when it becomes available. Follow this link to take the survey. We need about 20% of our households to complete the survey to get a picture of demand and desires. This survey may help define in which community we build out first.

July 2, 2019

As of July 1, Town Clerks can no longer make birth and death certificates available from the vault (new state law). The person requesting a certified copy of either a birth or death needs to fill out an application form and show a form of ID. Follow this link to download the application. It will be a little more time-consuming than before so please be patient.

Please call the clerk’s office first to assure availability.

August 21, 2018

Follow this link to catch up on the efforts of Central Vermont Internet, a non-profit that is aiming to bring high-speed internet to a dozen towns in the area by 2020.

June 14, 2018

The State of Vermont has released information about the emerald ash borer, an invasive tree pest that has affected Williamstown and surrounding communities. Follow this link to read the document.