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


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
Teddy Smith

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



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

Australian Ballot Voting



The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Download pdf version of this poster


For many years, we have provided families that may be financially struggling, with Christmas gifts for their children.  I feel that this year may just be the most important one to help out our community in this way.  If you’d like to participate in supplying a gift for a family who may need a little extra help with presents, here is your way. Paper angels will be at the Rochester town office starting on 12/8/20.  All information needed will be printed on the angels.  Presents should be delivered back with your paper angel and wrapped on or before 12/18.  Please call the town clerk at 802-767-3631 prior to your arrival and follow all Covid-19  protocol.
Please don’t hesitate to call Katy Landwehr at 802-565-0339 for more information.

Central Valley Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Thank you to all who participated! What great pumpkins!

Special thanks to Lolly Lindsey, Melissa Kosmaczewski, Linda Anderson, and Betty Warner for taking photos and organizing the events.

Please review these pumpkins and vote for your favorites below:











Select the town that has your favorite Jack-O-Lantern display:

This poll is no longer accepting votes

Please Choose One

Voting will end Nov. 6.

Please Donate Your Halloween Candy!

The town select boards of Rochester, Hancock, and Granville have each decided not to have official door-to-door Trick-or-Treating in their towns. Using COVID precautions, each town will have Halloween events to give away sealed candy bags in a safe way.

We need your help.
Please get your candy donations in by Wednesday, Oct.28, 4 pm

Please donate your candy that you would have given out in ordinary trick-or-treating. Our towns will safely re-bag your candy with the other candy donations and redistribute a larger sealed bag to each child at each Oct. 31 town event.

Here are the Candy drop-off locations for each town:

Rochester: Town Hall or the Hardware Store at Rochester
Hancock: Contact Linda Anderson at hancockreccommittee@gmail.com
Granville: Contact Melissa Kosmaczewski at melissa.kosmaczewski@gmail.com or drop off at the farmstand at 250 Genes Rd, Granville, VT

Halloween 2020!

Upcoming Halloween Calendar
All Door-to-door Trick or Treating in the Town of Rochester
is cancelled this year due to COVID-19
as an alternative, the following events will take place:

Download a PDF version of the Halloween Flyer

Jack-o-lantern contest

Friday night October 30th
Rochester Park, Hancock Town Green, Pittsfield Town Green, Granville
(use battery operated candles)

There will be an online contest for the Town with the best Pumpkins! Vote online. Check here for further details on Oct. 30!
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Halloween Reverse Parade

Friday October 30th through Sunday November 1st
Businesses, Towns and Individuals along route 100 are invited to dress up mannequins or sticks in spooky costumes like we did for 4th of July.

Businesses, towns and community members to decorate their buildings for Halloween


Trick or Treating

Saturday October 31st, 2:00 - 5:00  pm

Families are encouraged to visit different towns:

Granville - create drive thru at Town office. Volunteers will hand out treat bags to people in cars

Hancock - A haunted walk on the town green. People park at the town hall. There will be a controlled number of people entering the haunted walk at one time.

Rochester - will have a Trick or Treating event around the Park Gazebo.


Go to this Page for more Details


Progress Report from the Envision Rochester High School Repurposing Committee 9/8/2020

The purpose of this report is to inform the Select Board and Town of Rochester on the work accomplished to date by the Envision Rochester High School (HS) Repurposing Committee, and anticipated next steps (details on pages 2-14), as well as stating our request for action from the Rochester SB and School Board.

Please click on link below to view:

Progress Report from the Envision Rochester High School Repurposing Committee

TAX BILLS 2020/2021

Update for Property Owners in Rochester. Due to COVID-19 related impacts and the RSUD School budget voted down, tax bills will be printed and mailed in September with the first installment due in October. The selectboard made the decision to change the four installments this fiscal year to three installments. The February and May installment due dates will stay the same. If you would like to pre-pay you can make an early payment based on last years taxes.

“Rochester From the Air”

Rochester From the Air from Robert Gardner on Vimeo.