Land Records: The Town Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining land records, deeds and mortgages, property transfer returns reporting property sales, maps, and other records.
Dog Registration: Dogs six months of age or older must be registered by April 1st of each year by bringing the animal’s latest rabies certificate and a spaying/neutering certificate to the Town Clerk’s Office. The cost is $10 for neutered/spayed animals and $15 for non neutered/spayed dogs. There is a fee increase after April 1st. Grand Isle has a dog ordinance which can be found here: Grand Isle Dog Ordinance. Todd Boutin is the Animal Control person and can be contacted at 578-0774.
Property Taxes: Property taxes are payable in three installments due October 31st, January 31st and April 30th of each year. Interest is assessed at 1% per month after the installment date. An additional 8% penalty is assessed after the April 30th installment date. A drop slot is available for your convenience when the Town Office is closed or when the due date falls on a weekend. (If you would like a receipt, please note that on your envelope.) Payments postmarked prior to or on the due date are considered timely payments. The Town Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition, the Town Office is open Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon. These hours may change around holiday weekends. Property tax bills are generally mailed mid-September each year to property owners. Tax bills are not sent to escrow companies. It is the responsibility of the property owner to forward the extra enclosed copy of the tax bill to their escrow company. The State of Vermont issues HS-122 credit letters for qualified property owners. If an HS-122 credit from the State is received by the Town, it will be divided and subtracted evenly over the three installments. Property owners are advised to verify the credit amount from the State matches the State payment amount shown on the tax bill. If property owners escrow their taxes and are due a credit, the property owners are responsible to alert the mortgage company as soon as possible.
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED BY CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK!
USER pays all fees associated with this option:
- 3% on total amount paid for each credit/debit card payment
- $1.50 processing fee for each ACH/E*check payment
Please verify total charge before confirming payment. THE LINK BELOW GOES TO A SECURE SITE. Thank you! https://otc.cdc.nicusa.com/p/VT/Town%20of%20Grand%20Isle/
Notary Public Services: There are currently two notaries available during normal business hours. Be prepared to provide proof of identity.
Motor Vehicle Registration renewals: Only registrations up to 60 days past the expiration date may be renewed at the Grand Isle Town Office. Many DMV forms are available online by visiting http://dmv.vermont.gov/
Vermont Hunting and Fishing Licenses: Vermont hunting and fishing licenses are not available at the Town Offices but you can obtain information by visiting http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com
Vital Records: The price of a Certified Record is $10.00 per page. The Town Clerk maintains records of Birth, Deaths, and Marriage Licenses. Visit http://healthvermont.gov/ for more information on Vital Records.
Voter Registration: Residents may apply to be added to the Grand Isle voter checklist. Applicants should be prepared to produce some form of identification. CLICK HERE for more information on Vermont Elections and how to register to vote. https://vems.sec.state.vt.us/
Voting: The annual Town and School Meeting information session is held at the Grand Isle School on U.S. Route 2 on the Monday prior to voting which occurs the first Tuesday in March at the Town Office at 9 Hyde Road. Other state and federal elections are also held at the Grand Isle Town Office. Check election information for date, time and place.