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County Courthouse

Local government

Internally, Vermont consists of nine cities, 254 towns and several unincorporated gores, governed by guidelines set by the state statutes and constitution. Towns govern themselves by Town Meeting. The governing power is found in the City Councils in cities.

There are three types of incorporated municipalities in Vermont, towns, cities and villages. As in the other New England states, towns are the basic unit of municipal government. Cities are independent of and equivalent to towns. Villages are included in towns but assume responsibility for some municipal services within their boundaries, usually water, sewage and sometimes local roads. Incorporated villages are not found in any of the other New England states.

Like most of New England, there is slight provision for autonomous county government. Counties and shire towns (like county seats) are merely convenient repositories for various government services such as County and State Courts, with several elected officers such as a State's Attorney, Sheriff, and High Bailiff. All county services are directly funded by the State of Vermont.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Parent Counties

18 October 1785: from Rutland and Orange Counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

  1. Gazetteer and business directory of Addison County, Vt., for 1881-82, Includes a history of the county with biographical sketches. FHL Collection
  2. History of Addison County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers FHL Collection

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Probate records are kept at town level, rather than county level.

Taxation

Vital Records

There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].

 

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