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:

January 9, 2022

With the predicted cold snap coming early this week, follow this link to see ways to keep your pipes from freezing, from the Town of Williamstown Water Department

December 15, 2021

Follow this link to see the public notice for selling the property at 2511 Vermont Route 14 in Williamstown. Sealed bids must be submitted no later than January 28, 2022, at 4 p.m.

December 7, 2021

Follow this link to see the town officer positions up for election at Town Meeting. All petitions need to be signed and returned to Town Clerk Barbara Graham by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

July 27, 2021

The Town of Williamstown is looking to appoint an Animal Control Officer to be responsible for enforcing the Williamstown Animal Control Ordinance and Vermont State dog licensing laws. The ordinance covers a wide range of nuisance dog violations and defines steps that can be taken to enforce the ordinance.

Please contact the Williamstown Town Manager at (802) 433-6671 or twnmgr@williamstownvt.org if interested.

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.

March 9, 2021

Voting results from the March 2 school and town balloting can be found via these links: school results | town results

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 29, 2021

Follow this link to see the Town of Williamstown’s annual audit performed by Graham & Graham, P.C., for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

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 18, 2020

Williamstown Ambulance would like to inform you of some changes you will be seeing when the ambulance responds to your call. First of all the 911 dispatcher may ask if you have been exposed to the virus and if you have recently traveled. You will also be asked if you have a fever or cough. If you have flu like symptoms we will wear gloves and a mask, we do not wish to spread the flu either. If you have a cough and a fever, we will wear a mask, gown gloves and face shield, or eye protection. This may seem excessive, but remember the next person we transport may be a frail elder, a cancer patient, or anyone who is immune suppressed, that any virus, flu or cold could be life threatening. We do not want to be carriers. If we transport someone with Coronavirus and did not wear all the equipment listed we will need to quarantine the crew for 14 days. We want to assure you we are here to protect all of our community, and are well prepared to do so. If you have a cough and a fever, call your personal physician, they can make the decision if you need to be tested. For more information and updates your best source of accurate information is the Vermont Department of Health.

Stay Safe!

March 17, 2020

Follow this link to read the latest information about the COVID-19 virus from town and state officials.

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.

February 4, 2020

All dogs need to be registered by April 1st, with a current rabies certificate on file. A Rabies Clinic will be held on March 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Building. The fees are $10 for a spayed or neutered dog and $14 for a non-spayed or -neutered pooch.

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.