Town Clerk

BUSINESS AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING COVID
Many of the application documents you need to do business with this office are located on this website. If you cannot find them easily, call the office and they can be emailed to you.

MARRIAGE LICENSES: You can find the application form online and email it to the Town Clerk. As is the usual practice, you will be sent a proof. We will need to talk and sent up a time to meet and sign the document.

BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES: Certified vital records can be ordered by downloading the form. You can find the application form online and email it to the office. It remains $10 for the certified copy, which is set by statute. We will talk about how to get this to you.

CAR REGISTRATION RENEWALS: Call for an appointment and we will meet on the front porch to do the paperwork.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Call for an appointment. We will do this outside on the front porch of the office, but not on a rainy day.

VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter registration can be done online at http://olvr.sec.state.vt.us

LAND RECORDS RESEARCHERS:
The office is not open to the public for research, except if you are an attorney doing a 40-year search to transfer property to an non-affiliated owner.  In the meantime, we will do our best to assist you.

1. Available,  by request,  indices of Grantors and Grantees from 2004 to February 4, 2021. Each document is in PDF form and is 564 pages. Heidi has already sent these via email to attorneys and other professionals, who are on her list. These documents can be emailed at no cost. You might want to consider saving us all some time by being on the email list since you will get notice of closures and other relevant office news.  You can also so click here to download the latest version.
2. Any land records requests will require book and page. The documents can be emailed, along with an invoice.$1 per page, usual rate.
3. The Town Clerk’s Office has  Listers’ Cards, which can be emailed to you. Listers’ Cards are $1 per page, and this is the regular rate.
5. As part of the research packet, the Town Clerk can also email you a copy of a tax bill with the other documents. $1.

We are working very hard to make the Huntington Town Clerk’s and Treasurer’s Office available to those who need access but we need your cooperation and understanding. First and foremost at this very unsettling time is the health, safety and well-being of each other with the ultimate goal of all getting through this together. Thanks very much!

Duties
The Town Clerk’s Office administers a variety of services to the residents of the town.

The duties of the Town Clerk, include:

  • Caretaker of the town’s land records (deeds, mortgages, liens, surveys, and all manner of related documents), indexed per State Statute.
  • Caretaker of vital records (births, marriages, deaths and burials) and other documents, as authorized by State Statute.
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Registration of dogs
  • Car registration renewals
  • Issuance of Vermont hunting and fishing licenses.
  • Clerk of the Board of Civil Authority and Board of Abatement, including scheduling meetings and hearings, contacting appellants, research on background files and other materials; taking minutes and producing draft decisions; mailing out decisions per state statute; maintaining files.
  • Elections Management: A very important role of the all Town and City Clerks in Vermont is registering voters, managing the voter checklist and the running the elections, as the Presiding Officer of Elections.
    This includes, but is not limited to, keeping track of elected offices and contacting incumbents for term; petitions and postings for candidates to run for office; producing ballots, managing the voter checklist and meeting absentee voter requests; posting election documents as per state statute; preparing for and supervising all aspects of elections; election reports including voter participation and ballot results; disposition of election ballots per statute.
  • Appoint an Assistant Clerk, per statute. Supervise and provide training of assistant in order to keep the office functioning in the absence of the Town Clerk.
  • Produce certified copies of vital records.
  • Provide assistance to researchers, including vault information: land records, property transfer information, tax bills, etc..
  • Keeper of documents, historical and other, such as Town Reports, Grand Lists, Property Transfer Tax Returns, School Registers.
  • Record minutes of all Boards and keep in binders by year; upload to town website per State Statute.

The office is open extended hours on Mondays to accommodate Huntingtonians who work out of town. However, if something comes up, residents are welcome to call Town Clerk Heidi Racht at home (434-2690) to conduct business outside the posted hours.

Town Clerk: Heidi Racht
Assistant Clerk: Mary Keller-Butler

The Town Clerk is elected by the voters of Huntington to serve a three-year term (expires 2024) on Town Meeting Day.
The assistant clerk is appointed by the Town Clerk, per statute.

Older News, but Still May Be Interesting to Some:
September 2019
The Huntington Town Clerk is the first recipient of the VMCTA’s Award of Appreciation. Heidi Racht received this award at the Association’s annual awards banquet in recognition of her initiation of and work on the Vermont Municipal Clerk and Treasurer’s Association ‘s Education and Certification Committee’s advanced certification program.

Office Hours:

The office is currently closed to the public, due to COVID. See details at the top of this page to access services and information.

Hours Open When We are not in a Pandemic
Mon:(8 am-7 pm), Tues-Thurs: (8 am-3 pm), Friday: closed
(additional hours by appointment)

Address:

4930 Main Road
Huntington, VT 05462 – For location see the map in the right side bar –>

Phone:

(802) 434-2032

Email: huntingtonclerk@gmavt.net

Civil Marriage License Application & Other Wedding Documents:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xrK0NT0ApfvNv1i6xFI6o97CU7xPJkqN