Chartered in 1761, Dorset is a vibrant and historic community nestled in the hills of southern Vermont. Dorset is well known for its mountains, valleys & New England village charm. Come learn the reasons why people love to live, work & play in Dorset! Be sure to bookmark this website on your internet browser!
Zoning Board Vacancy: There is currently one open seat on the Dorset Zoning Board of Adjustment, interested residents can fill out the following application and forward it to the Zoning Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver at the Town Offices.
On August 24th the Dorset & East Dorset Fire District Prudential Committees met with members of the Selectboard and public to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the Fire Districts and the Town. The group facilitated a discussion about the challenges faced by the Prudential Committees and the Fire Departments. The group developed the DRAFT list of Pros & Cons for possible consolidation of the two Fire Districts listed below. The group also set Monday September 28th at 7:30pm at the Dorset Town Offices for the next joint meeting to continue the discussion.
The Town is currently fundraising to purchase the Gettysburg Quarry property and add it to the Owls Head Town Forest.
Click on the Map to learn about the Owls Head Town Forest Project.
Gettysburg Quarry: As seen from the Owls Head & Gilbert Lookout Trail
Dorset Recreation Info:
Be sure to take advantage of Dorset Winter Recreation Discounts at: - Manchester Parks & Recreation Programs: residents can get user fees discounted by submitting a reimbursement for to the Town Offices (form below).
Tuesday September 22nd @ 7:00pm at the Town Offices
Tuesday September 1st @ 7:00pm at the Town Offices
Tuesday August 25th @ 6:00pm at the Dorset School
Dorset Fire District # 1:
Monday September 14th @ 7:30pm at the Dorset Fire Station
East Dorset Fire District #1: Thursday September 24th @ 7:00pm at the East Dorset Fire Station
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Dorset now has Front Porch Forum!
Dorset - Manchester Public Safety Study -
Dorset-Manchester Public Safety Study OVERVIEW
On December 5, 2013 the Dorset Selectboard and Manchester Selectboard met in a joint meeting and approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorized a study of possible public safety and emergency services consolidation and collaboration. As part of the MOU the two towns organized a workgroup, comprised of stakeholders and citizens to help guide the discussion. In March of 2014 Dorset Town Meeting and Manchester Town Meeting approved the concept of the study and funding for the study. FINAL PUBLIC SAFETY STUDY REPORTS LISTED BELOW: