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You can register to vote online at the Vermont Secretary of State's website: https://olvr.sec.state.vt.us/. You may register anytime, including on the day of an election at your polling place . You may also register at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you obtain or renew your Vermont driver's license or at Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours.
Water supply services in the Town of Colchester are provided by five distinct entities for water that are all separate from the Town. Each water district operates under different governmental structures, boards, and bylaws. You can find contact information and other details about the individual districts here - http://colchestervt.gov/502/Colchester-Water-Supply-Services
Please contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Damage Control at 802-223-8690 or see a directory for an animal pest control business.
Water quality is tested regularly. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 802-264-5640 for updated information. If the beaches are closed due to an issue with water quality an alert will be posted on the main page of this website.
Discounted Great Escape and Six Flags New England tickets can be purchased through the Parks & Recreation Department by cash or check only. Credit cards are NOT accepted. For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation webpage or call 802-264-5640. Purchase in person at the Town Offices; go to the Parks and Recreation window on the 2nd floor.
The U.S. Post Office is located at 218 Malletts Bay Avenue; call 802-655-1376.
Animals are required to be "under the control" of the owner (or a member of his/her immediate family or other agent) anywhere besides the owner's property; the exception is a recreation/bike path, which specifically requires a leash of up to 6 feet. In this context, "under the control" of the owner implies that the person exhibits control of the animal by command, and that the animal is prevented from "causing injury, damage, disturbance or annoyance to others." For information about pets in Colchester Parks or on Colchester recreation paths see Chapter 9 of the Town Ordiances, at: https://clerkshq.com/Colchester-vtSection 9-52 and scroll to Section 9-52.
The State of Vermont is now offering low-interest loans for wastewater systems.
See this link for information on how to maintain your septic system.
Plow operators do not intentionally block driveways. It is not practical for plow operators to lift their plows at every driveway as it would leave large piles of snow in the roadway at every driveway. Tip: When possible, clear your driveway after the plow has gone by. When clearing your driveway, try to pile the snow on the right side, (standing in your driveway and looking at the street). This can help reduce the amount of snow that is pushed into your driveway when a plow passes.
Yes. Salt cannot be applied to dirt roads as it will cause them to thaw and become soft in the winter. At the very beginning of a storm, salt is applied to the major arterial roadways to reduce the rate of accidents and to prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement. In order to do this within 2-3 hours, it requires the use of all of the Town’s primary plow trucks. Once the asphalt roads are complete the driver will return to the public works garage to change the load to sand at which point the plow driver will begin plowing and sanding the gravel roads.