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    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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    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.


    Scrap Metal Collection

    The Shelbure Transfer Station is now accepting scrap metals at no cost.  You can learn more from this flyer.


    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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