Springfield Vermont

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Town Clerk: Meredith Dexter Kelley

Assistant Clerk: Mary Perkins

Assistant Clerk: Barbara Courchesne

Tel.: (802) 885-2104

Fax: (802) 885-1617

      Fiscal year 2008-2009 was a busy year for the Town Clerk's Office. It was an election year with the Vermont Primary Election in September, the Vermont General Election in November, the Annual Town and Town School District Meeting in March 2009 and the Special Town School District meeting in April. Being sworn in as Town Clerk in July 2008, I had a lot to learn before the Primary Election in September. With the hard work and assistance of Barbara Courchesne and Mary Perkins, Assistant Town Clerks, as well as the Board of Civil Authority and all the poll workers, we were well prepared for each election including accommodating the significant amount of voters for the General Election in November. We checked off 4,301 voters for the General Election, which is approximately 69% of registered voters in the Town of Springfield! It was a historical turnout.

     Besides serving as election officials at all of last year's elections, the Town Clerk's Office has many responsibilities during the year. One significant responsibility is preserving, maintaining, managing and recording the town's public records, which includes a variety of documents such as land records, minutes, permits, survey maps, vital records, licenses, election and tax information. Some other responsibilities include preparing the warrant and ballot for the Town and Town School District Meeting, publication of the annual report and polling place setup.

     In addition to our responsibilities, the Town Clerk's Office also offers many services throughout the year. For example, we register new voters, receive and respond to requests for absentee ballots, issue dog, hunting, fishing, town, liquor, and marriage licenses, provide certified copies of birth and death records, deed cemetery lots, receive documents for recording in our land records, issue motor vehicle, snowmobile and motor boat renewal registrations, provide notary services and process passport applications. We are excited to announce that we are now doing passport or identification photographs. You may purchase two 2" x 2" photos for $15.00.

     Below are some of the services that were provided during the 2008-2009 year:

Cemetery Lots Sold 13
Certified Copies of Vital Records 1,425
Civil Union Licenses Issued 4
Documents Recorded 2,053
Dog Licenses Issued 1,090
Hunting and Fishing Licenses Issued 312
Liquor Licenses Issued 29
Marriage Licenses Issued 90
Motor Vehicle Renewals 311
Passports Processed 59
Town Licenses Issued 87

We look forward to your next visit to the Town Clerk's Office.

Meredith D. Kelley      
Town Clerk      

Town Clerk Meredith D. Kelley (front) with
former Town Clerk Bonnie L. Reynolds
who retired in 2008 after 36 years.
Photo by Donna Cummings

Assistant Town Clerks, Mary Perkins (left)
and Barbara Courchesne (right)

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