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: 66%
wind: 4mph S
H 45 • L 43
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

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




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

Road Closed Update

Due to dangerous conditions caused by Flood Damage be advised that BETHEL MOUNTAIN ROAD is CLOSED for the foreseeable future. Detour by Rt. 100 & Rt. 107

Rake in the Park

Central Vermont Radio Theater 2019

Broadcasting from the Heart and Soul of the Green Mountains

The White River Valley Players proudly present
Central Vermont Radio Theater 2019!
Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
and Saturday Matinee, 2 pm
at the Rochester School Auditorium
Tickets available at the door, $12 (children under 12, $5)

By popular demand the White River Valley Players are bringing back the show that entertained appreciative audiences in the fall of 2017, Central Vermont Radio Theater. The “studio audience” will watch as station WRVP does a live broadcast of all-new stories, music, newscasts, and commercials, complete with live sound effects.

Directed by Dick Robson, the show features new radio plays by Steve Augustus, Chandler Bellanca, Mindy Branstetter, Erica Robinson, and George Simpson; original music compositions by Dorothy Robson; and new jingles for area businesses by Justine Calnan Cavacas and the 3 Sues: Susan Rule, Sue Ribaudo, and Sue Clarke. The show will also feature musical performances by Christine Meagher, Peg Purdue, Michelle Caouette, and the 3 Sues.

On stage you’ll see Dorothy Robson at the piano, Kristi Tate as the harried stage manager of the radio station, George Simpson as the happy-go-lucky radio host, a sound effects team in action, and a diverse cast of voice actors including Don Crickard, Tyler Strong, Chandler Bellanca, Peg Purdue, Michael Purdue, Lolly Toepfer, Christine Meagher, Susie Smolen, Toby Mueller-Medlicott, Jen Edmonds, Beryl Goldsweig, and Erica Robinson.

We hope to see you there!

Envisioning Rochester’s Future Meeting

Envisioning Rochester’s Future

Tues., May 7, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location to be determined

Join us for exciting news about Rochester’s new Community Calendar, and other local initiatives that are shaping Rochester’s new Town Plan and regional presence. Bring your community spirit and ideas for envisioning Rochester’s future. Hosted by the Rochester Planning Committee and local partners.  All welcome!

Green-Up Day

Rochester Spring “Green-Up” Day
Sat., May 4, 2019
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Vermont’s 22,000 volunteers for a day dedicated to our community and environment. Gather up your old tires and spring cleaning and bring them to Rochester School Parking Lot for pick-up by Green-Up Vermont Partners. Bags available at Rochester Town office before 5/4th, and at the school parking lot on the day. Prizes & Raffle.

For details visit: https://greenupvermont.org/
or contact Coordinator Nick Piccicuto at 
nickpicc5@gmail.com or 767-9868 (home) / 379-6026 (cell).

DisasTOUR! 2019

8th Annual DisasTOUR Triathlon April 27, 2019

First staged in 2011 just weeks after Tropical Storm Irene, the “D’Tour” was created as a way to boost community morale, celebrate the resilience of our towns, and raise money for flood relief. And we’re still at it!!!

To pull off this 3-legged 39K bike-paddle-run adventure race we need a lot of volunteers to help direct racers, keep time, and party after.  If you can’t or don’t want to run the race volunteering is your chance to be part of the fun and great work RASTA is doing to bring trail-based recreation to the Rochester/Randolph area .

If you would like to volunteer please email D’Tour Volunteer Coordinator, Dan McKinley, at mckind@comcast.net.

For a preview of the race course check out this link on the RASTA web page:

Race details and registration info can be found here:  https://www.rastavt.org/disastour/

The “D’Tour” begins at 10am with volunteers meeting on the Rochester Village Park at 9am for orientation and assignments.  Volunteer roles include registration, race course marshals, transition zones, timers, kids race helper and general cheering and clapping for our awesome racers. And of course, you get a T-shirt.

The post-race party at Green Mount Bikes pizza pavillion features standard and fancifully topped wood fired pizza and local brews.  It’s thrilling to watch the teams and Ironwomen and Ironmen take on the challenge of this hilly course and celebrate with them at the finish line.

In case you missed it, check out our short video from DisasTour 2017:


Hope to see you on April 27th!!!  Happy Spring!!  Get outside!!!

New Town Clerk/Treasurer

We welcome Rochester’s new Town Clerk/Treasurer.  Julie Smith became part of our team in January 2019. Here is an article in the Herald about her.

“Rochester From the Air”

Rochester From the Air from Robert Gardner on Vimeo.