Clerk Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on Fridays
Physical address: 227 Justin Morrill Hwy, Strafford, VT 05072
Mailing address: P.O. Box 27, Strafford, VT 05072
Lisa Bragg is our Town Clerk (15 years of service). She can answer questions about town land, birth, death and marriage records or answer questions about local taxes, licensing your dog, or other pertinent functions of life in Strafford. Most meeting notices are also posted at this office.
Vermont law entrusts the Town Clerk with an extraordinary list of duties, ranging from recording, preserving and certifying public documents to administering oaths of office, working with the listers on tax appeals, presiding over the local elections, issuing marriage licenses, and licensing animals. Town Clerks are also ex-officio notaries public and record all proceedings of town meetings.
The Town Clerk is elected at Town Meeting for a three-year term. Strafford has an Assistant Town Clerk, Regina Josler (12 years of service), appointed by the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk is an independent official, responsible to the voters.
Marriage and Vital Records Information
Civil Marriage License
Certified Copy of VT Birth or
Death Certificate Instructions
State of Vermont on line information
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Deed Research Document Files
Property Tax Payment Policy 2019
Pay taxes or want to pay for other items by credit card or E-check:
Please note there is a 2.45% convenience fee for credit card payment services. E-check fee is $1.50
Please read and complete the authorization form and return it to the town office at the address below.
Property Taxes Due are due the first Wednesday of September and December. Please note the check acceptance policy: returned checks are $20.00; post-dated checks are not accepted. If a check is received in the mail, it will be deposited on that day it is received; and checks will not be placed on hold, even for later in the day. If a check is written out incorrectly, the line where the amount is written out governs. See the entire policy Here.
Drop Box Guidelines
The drop box is the property of the Town Clerk-Treasurer’s office. The treasurer or designee is responsible for removing items from the drop box at the start of each business day. However, if there is a scheduled bid opening during the business day, the box will be checked by office staff. The Town of Strafford will accept tax payments (checks only) using the drop box. Any payment placed in the drop box after the close of business as outlined on the “Property Tax Payments Notice” will be considered late. The Drop Box may be used for other items as well, such as dog licenses, applications for highway access, zoning, subdivisions, and letters to the selectboard etc. NO CASH PLEASE. The Town of Strafford is not responsible for the safekeeping of any contents left in the drop box.