Selectboard Meetings
& Town Meetings

Marriage Licenses

Civil Marriage License: $60
Certified copy: $10

Dog Licenses

Due on or before April 1:
Current rabies certificate is a must.

Dogs/Wolf Hybrids: $13
Neutered: $9

License Fees after April 1:
Dogs/Wolf Hybrids: $17
Neutered: $11

**a fine of $2 per day is assessed for each day unlicensed after April 1.


P.O. Box 238
Rochester, VT 05767
Phone: 802-767-3631
Email: rochestertown@comcast.net

Town Clerk/Treasurer/
Tax Collector:

Julie Smith

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer
Delinquent Tax Collector:

Rebecca Klein

Selectboard Administrative Assistant:
Joan Allen

Highway/Road Dept:
John Champion, Road Foreman
Dana Spalding

Rochester, Vermont
clear sky
humidity: 92%
wind: 1mph SW
H 17 • L 15
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Bone Builders
M-W-F: 10-11 am




All homepage rotating photos:
© 2014 Jeffrey Mather
© 2014 Jerry LeBlond

Be a Census Taker

Plan Ahead!

Are you ready for the next major power outage
or other community emergency?

Check out the Rochester Emergency Shelter Page for a guide on how to plan ahead and act.

Check out some facts about Emergency Stockpiling.

Prepare an Emergency Go Bag for yourself.

Rec dept. meeting

Monday January 6, 6:00 pm
Town Hall
Agenda: Winterfest, SkateSpace, Youth Sports, Open Comments
All are welcome

Clerk News

Town Clerk’s Office will be CLOSED
December 25, 2019
January 1, 2020

Efficient Wood Heating in Vermont

Below please find a link to a newly produced YouTube video on Efficient Wood Heating in Vermont.  The video describes the types and benefits of home heating options and describes the current rebates and incentives available for residential heating offered by Efficiency Vermont.





Town of Rochester

>> Rochester Town Plan Report January 2019
Rochester Town Plan Final Draft
RochesterTown Plan Maps final draft

>> Updated Town Plan draft 4-9-18-1
>> Town Plan Review Rochester 2018-2

The Planning Commission of the Town of Rochester will hold a hearing on proposed revision of the Rochester Town Plan on December 3, 2019 a 6:00 pm at the Rochester Town Office.  The Planning Commission will accept comments at this Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted by 9:00 am on December 3, 2019 to the Planning Commission, PO Box 238; Rochester, VT 05767 or emailed to rochestertown@comcast.net using subject line “Comments for Town Plan for 12/03/19 Hearing”. The proposal covers all lands within the Town of Rochester. Full copies of the draft Town Plan and maps are available from the Rochester Town Clerk or can be viewed online at rochestervermont. Org. Below is a summary of the proposal.

The Town Plan proposal covers all lands within the Town of Rochester, and includes the following:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Demographics
  • Chapter 3: Housing
  • Chapter 4: Current and Future Land Use
  • Chapter 5: Education
  • Chapter 6: Economic Development
  • Chapter 7: Transportation
  • Chapter 8: Utilities and Facilities
  • Chapter 9: Health and Emergency Services
  • Chapter 10: Energy
  • Chapter 11: Recreation
  • Chapter 12: Flood Resilience
  • Chapter 13: Natural, Scenic, and Cultural Resources
  • Chapter 14: Agriculture and Forestry
  • Chapter 15: Relationship to Other Plans
  • Chapter 16: Town Plan Implementation
  • Appendix A: Implementation Matrix
  • Appendix B: Tropical Storm Irene History
  • Appendix C: Energy Data

Dated 11/5/19 Revised
Rochester Planning Commission

“Rochester From the Air”

Rochester From the Air from Robert Gardner on Vimeo.