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 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 31, 2019

LISTERS NOTICE OF REAPPRAISAL
2019 Grand List

Agreeably to the provisions of 32 V.S.A., §4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned listers within and for the Town of Williamstown, Vermont have this day completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations, and corporations owning taxable property in said town on the first day of April 2019; that they have this day lodged the same in the office of the clerk of said town for the inspection of taxpayers; that on the 13th day of August at 1:00 in the afternoon, the undersigned listers will meet in the Town Hall in Williamstown in said town, to hear grievances of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations aggrieved by any of their appraisals or by any of their acts as listers whose objections thereto in writing shall have been filed with them as prescribed by statute, and to make such corrections in said abstract as shall upon hearing or otherwise be determined by them; and that unless cause to the contrary be shown, the contents of said abstract will, for the year 2019 become the grand list of said town and of each person, co-partnership, association or corporation therein named.

Given under our hands at Williamstown in the County of Orange this 29th day of July, 2019. Hearings to be held by appointment. Please call the Town Clerk’s office at 433-5455, ext. 6 for appointment.

Follow this link to download a grievance form.

Board of Listers
Town of Williamstown
William Peabody
Gordon A. Murray
Andrew Hollyer

July 25, 2019

The latest issue of the Williamstown News is now online. Follow this link to read or download the newsletter.

July 24, 2019

The Last Mile Ride, a Gifford Medical Center fundraiser for enhanced end-of-life care for patients and support for their families, is to take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Starting and ending in Randolph, the 75-mile motorcycle ride will follow Route 14 through Williamstown around noontime. Follow this link to see a map of the route. Please plan accordingly.

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.

March 12, 2019

Town Meeting minutes and election results from the March 5 meeting can be found by following this link. For School Meeting minutes and elections results, click here.

Follow this link to download or read the most recent Williamstown Annual Report.

January 23, 2019

Follow this link to see the Town of Williamstown’s annual audit performed by Batchelder Associates, PC, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

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.