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! Picture: Mad Tom Orchard in the Spring. 2015 marks the 75th year of operation at the Mad Tom Orchard!
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO VOTE ON ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS:
Informational Hearing: Monday May 4th at 7:00pm at the Dorset School.
Voting: Tuesday May 5th from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Town Offices (112 Mad Tom Road East Dorset, VT 05253)
ABSENTEE BALLOTS: You may request an early or absentee ballot by telephone, fax, email, mail, or in person. However, under Vermont law ballot(s) must be physically (in hand or by mail) returned to the town clerk sealed inside the absentee certificate envelope (with the voter’s original signature). If you have the ballot and certificate sent by email or fax, the clerk will include instructions for you to print and return the ballot and envelopes. Hand deliver ballots to: Town Offices 112 Mad Tom Road, East Dorset, VT 05253 Or Mail ballots to: Town Offices PO Box 715, East Dorset, VT 05253 For questions or to request a ballot contact the Town Clerk's Office at 362-4571 x 2
Download or print a Vermont absentee ballot request form here.
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).
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. It is anticipated that the Public Safety Study will be completed in early spring 2015.
Organizational Presentations & Study Committee Info: