Upcoming Meetings

  1. Select Board MeetingMon, Jun 25 07:00 pm
  2. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Jun 25 07:00 pm
  3. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingSun, Jul 8 07:00 pmAgenda link


This site is designed to keep residents informed, to help town leaders communicate and to aid those new to the area in the process of getting to know us.

Contact information for all departments, committees, town officials and staff can be found on the Hours and Information page or through the board, committee and department pages in the menus above. Minutes of the most recent meetings are posted on those pages.

Please note: Office hours and days of operation vary amongst departments. Please check each individual web page for specifics.

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Board of Health Notice of Public Hearing



A Hearing will be held by the Shelburne Board of Health, at the Shelburne Town Offices at 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, on Jun 19, 2018 at 6:30pm to consider the adoption of adult-use marijuana regulations entitled “Regulation to Ensure the Sanitary and Safe Operation of Marijuana Establishments and the Sale of Marijuana in the Town Of Shelburne.”  This regulation establishes a minimum legal sales age of 21 years old, details the process and regulations for the issuance of a  Marijuana Operating Permit by the Shelburne Board of Health; establishes the necessary compliance with all State and local laws and regulations; explains proposed enforcement and penalty regulations; prohibits (1) out-of-package sales, (2) self-service displays, and (3) vending machines; identifies where marijuana accessories can be sold; and addresses when variances from this regulation may be considered by the Board of Health.   The regulations are available for inspection in the Shelburne Town Clerks office during regular business hours.

To contact the Board of Health regarding this hearing, either call (413) 625-0300 ext. 8, or email

Document Link:   Draft regulations



Annual Town Meeting

The Town of Shelburne Annual Town Meeting will be on Tuesday. May 1st at 7pm in Town Hall, Bridge Street, Shelburne.

Here is a copy of the final Town Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting.


Zoning Bylaw Proposal at ATM

The final draft warrant articles submitted by the Planning Board  ( click link ) for Shelburne's 2018 Annual Town Meeting related to zoning bylaw revisions are available.

To pass any of these articles, which includes proposed zoning regulations relative to adult use marijuana facilities, it will require a 2/3rds vote of Town Meeting.


Upcoming Annual Town Meeting & Town Elections


Nomination Papers for the Annual Town election for the Town of Shelburne are now available at the Town Clerks Office on Mon.-Tues. 10-5 and Thurs. 10-4

Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk no later than Monday, March 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Seats to be filled are as follows:

ONE YEAR TERMS:  Town Clerk, Town Moderator, Tree Warden.

THREE YEAR TERMS: Board of Assessors, Selectman, 2 (Two) Shelburne Free Public Library Trustees., Town Collector.

FIVE YEAR TERMS: Housing Authority (unexpired term thru 2019), Planning Board, Recreation Committee.

The 2018 Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 1st, 2018 at the Shelburne Town Hall. Meeting starts at  starting at 7:00pm.

The Town Election will be held on May 14th, 2018.  Polls will open at 10:00am and close at 8:00pm. Voting will be held at the Shelburne Town Hall.


Last day to register to vote at the Annual Town Meeting is Thursday April 12th, 2018 by 5:00pm

Last day to register to vote at the Annual Town Elections is Thursday April 26th, 2018 by 5:00pm

Town Office will be open both these days from 10:00am to 5:00pm and in the evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Planning Board Public Hearing March 14

There will be a planning board public hearing on March 14th, 2018 regarding zoning bylaws and subdivision regulations.  Click here to view the final draft bylaw , or READ MORE to view the full Notice of Public Hearing.


Eversource Maintenance Work

Eversource will be performing vegetation management and tree cutting work in Shelburne.  If you have questions or concerns , please read this information packet.


Shelburne Comcast Buildout

A map with the Comcast buildout plan may be viewed by clicking Read More.


Help us plan Shelburne's 250th

Did you know?

Shelburne was first settled in 1756 as part of Deerfield, Massachusetts known then as the "Deerfield Northwest."  It was initially organized as the district of Shelburne in 1768 (named in honor of William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne) and was officially incorporated as a town in 1775.

Therefore, Shelburne will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2018!

Do you want to help?

The Shelburne Board of Selectmen is seeking the assistance of a committee to help plan for Shelburne’s 250th anniversary 2018.  Interested residents should contact Town Administrator, Terry Narkewicz at or by calling 625-0300 ext. #1. 

Help us make this a memorable event!


Snow Emergency - Blue Lights

The Town of Shelburne has implemented a snow emergency (winter parking ban) notification system with two flashing Blue Lights in the village center.  When the lights are flashing, emergency parking regulations are in effect. The Blue Lights are located on Water Street near the VFW and on Bridge Street across from the Arms Library Building.

Safe parking areas during a snow emergency are:

The Cul-de-Sac at Mole Hollow Candle, The Arms Academy/Historical Society Parking lot, the Cross Street Parking lot, and the back row directly behind the Keystone Market.


Pay Tax Bills Online

The Town of Shelburne has a new online payment system to accept real estate, personal property, and  fire district payments. The payment system uses Unibank, which many Massachusetts towns have adopted.

You may use this link to pay tax bills online.


Tick Testing

Free Tick Testing through your health districtThe Town of Shelburne Board of Heath is able to continue subsidizing the costs of Tick Tests for the next year.  The Shelburne Board will cover part of the cost so that a Shelburne resident can have a tick test done at UMass for only $15.00.  This opportunity is available for the first 60 tick tests done this year.

Click the image to the right to go to the website if you would like to have a tick you found tested for Lyme disease.

Note:  this offer of a subsidy for the cost of a tick test is only available to residents of the Town of Shelburne and is not available to residents of Buckland, Charlemont, Conway or Colrain who share Shelburne's 01370 zip code.


Telephone notification for Parking Bans

For Shelburne residents, if you do not wish to receive telephone calls pertaining to the winter parking ban, you may request to have your phone number(s) removed from the list by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 625-0300 ext. #1 or via email:


Public Health Nurse Information

Click this link to view a flyer about the public health nurse and services available to area residents.  Some of the services include walk-in clinics, screenings, vaccinations, individual help for people with chronic health conditions.


New Solid Waste Disposal Choices

Recycle old batteries and compact flourescent lightbulbs Visit the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District to learn about recycling dead batteries and compact fluorescent light-bulbs. Available NOW at our transfer station!


Broadband -- Links

Link to updates for Massachusetts Broadband Institute:

Link to new Web site for Veterans offered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute:"

Have you expressed your interest in SUPER FAST internet access, cable TV or digital phone through Wired West


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

Download the Springfield MRF Advisory Board's 2012 online guide: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

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