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

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.

Hazardous Waste Day

Quintown Fourth of July Reverse Parade

Concert in the Park: Summer Series 2020

July 5: Clay Canfield
July 12: Jim Thompson (Stretch n the Stretch ‘n’ the Limits)
July 19: Rick Redington and the Luv
July 26: John Lackard Blues Band
August 2: Tim Brick

RSUD Annual Meeting

05-28-2020 RSUD WARNING

New Town Clerks Hours

Starting June 1, 2020 the Town Office hours will be from 9am-5pm, Tuesday- Friday. 

Green Up Day! Saturday May 30, 8-4 pm, Town Park

Join us on Green Up Day on Saturday May 30, 8 am -4 pm at Town Park. Come to our station at the Park anytime during the day and pick up some trash bags. Tell us what sections of Rochester you would like to clean up and we will put your route on our map. We will have a dumpster available for your full bags. Thank you for all your help in making Rochester beautiful!

Food Shelf: Open last Saturday of every month

Census Reminder

2020 Census – Shape your Future – Please Respond Online or by Phone
It starts with each of us doing our part by completing the 2020 Census Questionnaire.  Completing the questionnaire allows you to influence the amount of money that comes to Vermont for many of our essential programs that benefit our health and safety, and pay for our roads, local government, schools, hospitals, and so much more.
You can complete the Census by going to my2020cesus.gov or by calling 844-330-2020. If you have received an invitation to complete the census, simply follow directions. If you have not, or cannot locate it, you can still complete it by calling 844-330-2020 or by going online to my2020census.gov, clicking start, then clicking ‘If you don’t have a Census ID click here,’ and following directions. 
If anyone has questions or needs help they can call me (Lucy Gluck) at 802-923-0850.
You can also reach out to me by email at lucy.c.gluck@2020census.gov

Rochester High School Alumni Banquet Announcement

Due to the threat of COVID-19, the Alumni Association Committee has made the decision to cancel this year’s Rochester High School Alumni Banquet scheduled for June 6. It was a hard decision to make, but we felt it was best to ensure everyone’s safety.

We wanted to offer you a way to stay connected during this year off. Please send us an email or a letter with memories of your days at Rochester High School. We’ll read them at next year’s banquet and hand them out in a booklet. You can mail your memories to Eva Jesso, 57 Taylor Brook Road, Hancock, VT 05748 or email them to jilljessowhite@gmail.com

Please remember that the Rochester Alumni Scholarship Fund continues to offer loans to any graduates of Rochester High School or graduates residing in the towns of Rochester, Hancock, Granville or Stockbridge. Contact Eva Jesso at 767-4442 if you’d like more information.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, 2021 for next year’s Rochester High School Alumni Banquet.