Upcoming Meetings

  1. Assessors MeetingWed, Oct 26 06:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingWed, Oct 26 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.

Hot Topics — Current News — What's New?

Early Voting

NEW! Early Voting in Massachusetts

You can early vote during the period of

October 24th thru November 4th

Mondays &Tuesdays from 10AM to 5PM

Thursdays 10am-4pm


Saturday, October 29 from 9AM to 1PM


Cable Franchise Agreement.

The Selectboard will hold a Performance Evaluation Hearing regarding the town's cable TV franchise on September 19th at 7:30pm.

You may review the existing cable franchise agreement prior to the hearing.


Cultural Council Submissions


ATTN: Prospective Applicants for the 2017 Funding Cycle

This year the Massachusetts Cultural Council is implementing their online application procedure. Online applications will be available at on September 1, 2016. Submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.   Please click READ MORE for more information.


Planning Board Walking Survey of the Village

If you have thoughts or opinions about whether there is a parking problem or a need for more apartments and homes in Shelburne Falls, the Shelburne Planning Board would like to hear from you. On September 14th between 3 and 5pm, the Board will be conducting a walking survey of Shelburne Falls before its regular meeting that night at 7pm at Town Hall.  Please click READ MORE for more information.


Town Meeting and Elections 2016

STATE PRIMARY: September 8th, 2016. Polls will be open from 7;00am thru 8:00pm

Last day for voter for the STATE PRIMARY will be August 19th, 2016. Town Clerks Office will be open from 2:00pm thru 4:00pm and 7:00pm thru 8:00pm to accommodate last day registration.

GENERAL ELECTION: November 8th, 2016. Polls open from 7:00am thru 8:00pm
Last day for voter registration for the GENERAL ELECTION will be October 19th, 2016. Town Clerks office will be open from 2:00pm thru 4:00pm and 7:00pm thru 8:00pm to accommodate last day registration.


Help us plan Shelburne's 250th

Did you know?

Shelburne was first settled in 1756 as part of Deerfield, Massachusetts known then as the "Deerfield Northwest."  It was initially organized as the district of Shelburne in 1768 (named in honor of William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne) and was officially incorporated as a town in 1775.

Therefore, Shelburne will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2018!

Do you want to help?

The Shelburne Board of Selectmen is seeking the assistance of a committee to help plan for Shelburne’s 250th anniversary 2018.  Interested residents should contact Town Administrator, Terry Narkewicz at or by calling 625-0300 ext. #1. 

Help us make this a memorable event!


Snow Emergency - Blue Lights

The Town of Shelburne has implemented a snow emergency (winter parking ban) notification system with two flashing Blue Lights in the village center.  When the lights are flashing, emergency parking regulations are in effect. The Blue Lights are located on Water Street near the VFW and on Bridge Street across from the Arms Library Building.

Safe parking areas during a snow emergency are:

The Cul-de-Sac at Mole Hollow Candle, The Arms Academy/Historical Society Parking lot, the Cross Street Parking lot, and the back row directly behind the Keystone Market.


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.


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.


Tick Testing

Free Tick Testing through your health districtThe Town of Shelburne Board of Heath is able to continue subsidizing the costs of Tick Tests for the next year.  The Shelburne Board will cover part of the cost so that a Shelburne resident can have a tick test done at UMass for only $15.00.  This opportunity is available for the first 60 tick tests done this year.

Click the image to the right to go to the website if you would like to have a tick you found tested for Lyme disease.

Note:  this offer of a subsidy for the cost of a tick test is only available to residents of the Town of Shelburne and is not available to residents of Buckland, Charlemont, Conway or Colrain who share Shelburne's 01370 zip code.


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:


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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