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  1. Planning Board MeetingWed, Jan 14 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingWed, Jan 28 07:00 pm


This site is designed to keep residents informed, to help town leaders communicate and to aid those new to the area in the process of getting to know us.

Contact information for all departments, committees, town officials and staff can be found on the Hours and Information page or through the board, committee and department pages in the menus above. Minutes of the most recent meetings are posted on those pages.

Please note: Office hours and days of operation vary amongst departments. Please check each individual web page for specifics.

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Pay Tax Bills Online

The Town of Shelburne has a new online payment system to accept real estate, personal property, and  fire district payments. The payment system uses Unibank, which many Massachusetts towns have adopted.

You may use this link to pay tax bills online.

Volunteers sought for Conservation Commission

Press Release:  Aug 18, 2014

The Shelburne Conservation Commission is looking for town residents interested in helping to protect the town’s natural resources.  The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Selectboard.  There currently is a vacancy for a three-year term. 

The Commission’s charge is to protect and preserve the natural resources of the town and enforce the protection of wetlands.  It reviews and approves work that may affect a river, stream or wetland in Shelburne.  Anyone planning to do work within 100 feet of a wetland, 200 feet of a river or stream, or any area that may cause additional runoff into a wetland, river or stream must obtain prior approval by the Commission.  

“It’s our role to see that Shelburne’s natural resources are protected when development is proposed,” said Norman Davenport, chairman of the Commission.  “We are responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, and we try to help landowners understand and meet the requirements of the Act.”

The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Memorial Hall.  Site visits are conducted for proposed work that requires its review. 

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the Commission should submit a letter stating his or her interest and qualifications.  Letters should be sent to the Shelburne Conservation Commission, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arms Library Survey

The Arms Library is conducting a strategic plan survey.  Please take the survey online with this link, or you may pick up a copy at the Arms Library, Shelburne Town Hall, or the Shelburne Transfer Station.

Cell Tower Proposal

You may read documents submitted to the Town of Shelburne Zoning Board of Appeals for the cell towers proposed by AT&T by clicking on the links below.

Project Proposal
USGS Map showing proposed tower location

Tick Testing

Free Tick Testing through your health district

The health district for the Town of Shelburne has received a grant for 100 free tick tests. Click the image to go to the website if you would like to have a tick you found tested for Lyme disease.

Shelburne FY 2014 tax rates

Shelburne FY 2014 Single Tax Rates

  • Town - $13.62
  • Shelburne Fire District (non-village) - $1.02
  • Shelburne Falls Fire District (the village area which includes the Shelburne Falls Water District), their office is located at 121 State Street, ShelburneFalls (413) 625-6734

Assessment Data: available to the public upon request during office hours.

New: Tax maps and assessor property record cards are available on the Assessor's page.

New: Zoning maps and bylaws are available on the Zoning Board of Appeals page

Telephone notification for Parking Bans

For Shelburne residents, if you do not wish to receive telephone calls pertaining to the winter parking ban, you may request to have your phone number(s) removed from the list by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 625-0300 ext. #1 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Health Nurse Information

Click this link to view a flyer about the public health nurse and services available to area residents.  Some of the services include walk-in clinics, screenings, vaccinations, individual help for people with chronic health conditions.

New Solid Waste Disposal Choices

Recycle old batteries and compact flourescent lightbulbs Visit the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District to learn about recycling dead batteries and compact fluorescent light-bulbs. Available NOW at our transfer station!

Broadband -- Links

Link to updates for Massachusetts Broadband Institute:

Link to new Web site for Veterans offered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute:"

Have you expressed your interest in SUPER FAST internet access, cable TV or digital phone through Wired West

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

Download the Springfield MRF Advisory Board's 2012 online guide: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

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