Ainsworth Memorial Bench Placed at Royalton Town Offices: Summer 2019 Courtesy, KMB
2460 Vermont Route 14: Post Office Box 680
South Royalton, Vermont 05068
Phone: 802-763-7207/ E-mail: Fax: 802-763-8064
Karmen Bascom, Town Clerk
Rita Hull, Assistant Town Clerk
Hello Friends, Townspeople and Researchers,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 3/27 and until further notice, the selectboard has closed all town offices to walk-in traffic. Non-essential staff and elected officials will continue to monitor offices as necessary. I will continue to monitor the clerk office phone and my e-mail daily. Please feel free to call or write with any questions or ideas you may have which may help us continue serving you-our cherished community. Please be safe.
Laws affecting our offices:
MUNICIPALITIES may continue in-person operations under the Governor’s Executive Order under certain circumstances. Section 6 (b) states that “law enforcement, public safety and first responders, including fire, ambulance services, emergency medical technicians and emergency management personnel” are deemed critical and may continue in-person business operations. Section 6 (d) states that “construction necessary to support the COVID-19 response and maintain critical infrastructure” are deemed critical and may continue in-person business operations. Please endeavor to limit your contact with the public to the extent possible, practice social distancing when practicable, and only undertake public interactions required to maintain the health and safety of the public. 
Other business-related activities that are not providing services or functions deemed critical public health and safety or economic and national security are directed to suspend in-person operations under the Governor’s Executive Order unless specifically exempted. Services such as land records and title searches; marriage license applications; birth or death certificate searches; library lending are not considered critical to public health and safety or economic and national security. The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office has provided further guidance regarding essential municipal services, including elections and open meeting law: 


For town website updated information regarding COVID – 19 see the information posted here.

Town & School Meetings & Elections Information
Board of Civil Authority  Information
Board of Tax Abatement Information
Site monitored:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm  – 3:00 pm.

Limited or Extended Services

Researchers: While we are closed, we will continue to maintain the integrity of the order in which records are received. 
Day Book 3-23-2020-1

Land Records Index 3-23-2020

Land Records Key

Request for Land Record Docs

Dear Royalton Community,
We have temporarily discontinued DMV renewals. The DMV has made adjustments to its policies, including offering extensions, as a result of the pandemic. Visit for more information.
Dog licensing payments are due by April 1st, but we will be waiving  late fees through Friday, May 1st. That’s right. 🙂 Please fill out dog licensing information form below and return to our office drop box or by mail, along with payment and a valid rabies certificate. We will send you your tags by mail. Cost per dog: $11/spayed or neutered; $15/in-tact.
Dog License Information
Liquor Licensing update 4/2
To all Royalton establishments who still need to renew their liquor licenses, please read the Department of Liquor Control:  Notice to all businesses who have yet to renew their liquor licenses
As of 3/27, requests for certified copies of birth and death certificates and marriage licensing has been temporarily discontinued.

Rabies Clinic cancelled. Dr. Jess and staff will work to reschedule as soon as practical.

Rabies Clinic Flyer 3_24_2020

ACT 46 Changes

Vermont Recording Fees Per H.526 (approved by VT Legislature 2019 session) 32 V.S.A. §1671      Effective: July 1, 2019

Document recording fees $10/page $15/page
PTTR (Property transfer tax return) $10/document $15/document
Survey plat recording fees $15/sheet $25/sheet
Certified copy of records (no change) $10/page $10/page
Examination of records (vault time) $2/hour $4/hour

* Documents include all items recorded in the land records (deeds, mortgages, assignments, liens, releases, permits)* Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15/assignment or release.


Get your 2020 Vermont Green Mountain Passport at our office!!!

Fill in the passport application below and mail it to our office, along with a check for $2. Read up on any questions you may have. Check out the park and historic sites list.



Green Mountain Passport Brochure

State Park List -list-2017

Green Mountain Passport Program FAQ

Helpful Links

Agency of Natural Resources
White River Valley School District website: