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West Rutland School 2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration


West Rutland School

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration

  • June 17th and 18th
  • Who: All Children five (5) years old on or before August 31, 2019
  • How: Contact Lisa for a screening appointment: 802-438-2288.




This NOTICE of a PUBLIC  HEARING  by  the Development Review Board  (DRB) is scheduled to  consider Application 19-03 from Daniel & Jayne Pratt (Owners) to  construct a small addition and covered porch on the north side of their existing Single Family Residence at 242 Old Town Farm Road.  The addition is to provide for a first floor bedroom  to accommodate senior living in their home.


The proposed construction encroaches on the  prescribed  minimum setback of 40 feet from the Town Road.  The Owners have requested a Variance for the setback; which has to be reviewed  by the DRB.


This is your NOTICE that  the  DRB will convene a Public Hearing to review the application  and site plan at 7:00 pm on WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2018, at the West Rutland Town Office.


A  copy of the application is available for review at Town Office, 35 Marble Street.


Interested Parties  should  be registered  in attendance and be prepared to submit oral or written testimony  by 7:15 pm on date of this Hearing,  or they  may forfeit their right to appeal any decision of the DRB to VT Superior Court (Environmental Division).

(Posted April 1, 2019)


West Rutland Preschool Program

The West Rutland Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. A limited number of spots are available. Applications may be found at or in the school office. Please return completed applications to West Rutland School, 713 Main Street, West Rutland, VT 05777 or email to by March 27, 2019.

Who is eligible: West Rutland residents who have children who turn 3 or 4 before September 1, 2019

Rabies Clinic & Dog Licensing Important Information

Rabies Clinic & Dog Licensing Information

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Town Informational Hearing, March 4, 6:30pm, Town Hall Auditorium

West Rutland Polling Hours

Polling hours at the Town of West Rutland Town Hall, will be March 5, 2019, 10:00am – 7:00pm. Absentee Ballots may be obtained by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 438-2204.

Development Review Board Jan. 16 Meeting Cancelled

NOTICE: The  West  Rutland Development  Review Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 16 has been cancelled.   

The next regular meeting will be on February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm, at Town Office.


January 11, 2019

Letters were sent out by our reappraisal contractor, Vision Government Solutions last week.   These letters were a follow up to the cold call first attempts made during 2018 and were sent to all taxpayers for whom Vision was unable to complete an interior inspection of the property.    If you did have a full inspection with the data collectors this summer or fall and have received this letter in error, please disregard it and our apologies for the confusion.   If you did not have an interior inspection and would like to schedule one, please call Vision at 1-888-844-4300 or you may schedule an appointment at the website at

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Reappraisal:

  • Do I need to let the appraisal team complete an interior inspection?

Per Vermont statutes you are not required to allow an interior inspection by the appraisal team or the Listers.   Without an interior inspection, the appraisal team and Listers will make assumptions based on the exterior of the dwelling and will use those assumptions and existing data to arrive at an assessed value for your property.  

If you choose to grieve at the Listers Grievance level, you will be asked to allow an interior inspection of the property if you did not previously have one.   Again, you may refuse this, but the Listers will most likely deny your appeal if this is so.   If you choose to grieve at the next level of Board of Civil Authority, you will be required to permit an interior inspection or the appeal is declared null and you cannot go to the next level of appeal.

The advice of the Listers is to allow an interior inspection so that we can be fair and accurate for assessments for all taxpayers.   One common example of the taxpayer that may benefit from allowing an interior inspection is a case where the owner may have updated the exterior of the dwelling with new siding and/or roofing yet the inside is significantly more dated.   Without seeing the interior of the home, the assumption will be made that the inside is in similar condition to the outside.

  • When will taxpayers be notified of the results of the reappraisal?

This reappraisal project is to take effect for the 2019 Grand List.   The new values will be on your tax bill that will be sent out in July of 2019.   Formal change of assessment notices are due to be set out by June 4, 2019, per state statute.   This notification will show your previous assessed value and new assessed value and will also provide the dates and instructions for filing a grievance appeal if you choose to do so.    The appraisal contractor will also send out a preliminary notice in May of 2019 allowing taxpayers to review the data upon which your final assessment will be based.

Winter Parking Ban


To aid in snow removal, beginning December 1st. until March 31st it is illegal to park on the street between 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Placing stakes or reflectors on your lawn along the edge of the road pavement are not permitted. The snowplow drivers need the room to remove the snow. Nothing can be placed in the right of way without Town Permission.  It is also illegal to plow snow across the road.  Please be sure to keep the sidewalks cleared after they are plowed.



If you have a hydrant on or near your property, we would appreciate any assistance with snow removal.