Town Clerk Services

DOG LICENSES: Licenses are available by Feb 1st of each year, and dogs must be licensed by April 1st. Fee is $9.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $13.00 for intact dogs. Must present certificate of current rabies vaccination and proof of spay/neuter. Late fees apply after April 1st. Click to download the Dog License Form

GREEN MOUNTAIN PASSPORTS: Persons 62 or older are eligible to apply for a Green Mountain Passport, which provides free admission to Vermont State Parks, Historic Sites, and certain state-sponsored events.  Contact the office for further information.

LAND POSTING: If you wish to post your land you must file a form at the Clerk’s office annually for a cost of $5.00.  If you post your land for the first time in March, your posting expires the following March, and you must file a new form. Guidelines for “legal posting” are available with sign location and size.

LAND AND HISTORICAL RECORDS: Property and other official records are available for self-service viewing during normal business hours. If you require assistance, please call ahead.

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Marriage licenses can be issued up to 60 days prior to the event for a fee of $60, plus $10 for your own copy.  Contact Dept of Health for questions about getting married in Vermont, visit the VT Dept of Health Getting Married in Vermont or call 863-7275 or 800-439-5008. Click here to download the Vermont Marriage Application

NOTARY: Notary services are available to Charleston taxpayers and residents at no cost.  Please call ahead.

PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS: The Clerk will accept tax payments in person or by mail up to the 5:00pm October 21, 2022 deadline.  At that time, unpaid taxes are placed in the hands of the delinquent tax collector, subject to penalties.  Please note that post markings are not acceptable as payable dates.

RECORDING: Documents for recording in the Charleston Land Records can be mailed or presented in person along with the $15 per page fee.

REGISTRATION RENEWALS: The Town Clerk’s Office is able to renew selected registrations and give out temporary “R” stickers.  If your registration is up for renewal and there are no changes other than address change, you may renew at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours.  Payment by check to the VT Department of Motor Vehicles for renewal fee, as well as a $3.00 payment to the Town is required.

VITAL RECORDS: Certified copies of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates are available for $10 each. Non-certified copies are $1 per page. Beginning July 1, 2018, an application must be filled out to obtain certified copies of a birth or death certificate.

VOTER REGISTRATION: Election Day Voter Registration went into effect on January 1, 2017. Eligible residents will be able to register to vote on any day up to and including Election Day during regular hours. (The Clerk’s Office still appreciates advance registration whenever possible.) Online voter registration available at

For info and how to collect property, contact the State Treasurer’s Office, 800-642-3191 or