Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute. This is the official town Web site, maintained by the town’s Web Committee.
Time for 2017 - 2018 Annual dog registration. APPLICATION HERE. Late fees charged as of Aug 1, 2017
Committee and Department Updates
Recycling and Solid Waste Committee
Trash bag distribution and sale of Leverett Transfer Station stickers ($20) has now moved to Town Hall which is generally open weekdays from 8:30 - 4 pm. You can also pick them up from The Town Clerk until 6 pm on Mondays and from 6 - 8 pm on Thursdays. For information about the Leverett Transfer Station, click here.
Conservation Commission Vacancies:
Do you love the unique natural beauty of Shutesbury? Would you like to help the town protect and nurture it? The Shutesbury Conservation Commission (ConCom) currently has two vacancies and is actively seeking interested community members to fill them. The ConCom is a group of volunteers responsible for protecting the town's natural resources. Through one to two monthly Thursday evening meetings and site visits all over town, the ConCom administers the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and the town's Wetlands Bylaw, and manages town conservation land. If you think this type of work might be for you, please contact the Conservation Clerk, Linda Avis Scott, at 413 259-3792, or email@example.com, and arrange to attend a meeting to see first hand what the ConCom work is all about.
The Web/Communication committee is looking for 1 - 3 volunteers who have an interest in or experience with online technology to help support and plan for Shutesbury's online communication. In the short term this means helping with our town website. In the medium term it means being involved in planning for the town's use of web, mail, email, security, etc. Thoughtful non-techies are just as welcome as technical experts. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
For the latest info on the initiative to bring broadband internet services to Shutesbury, click here: Broadband Committee.
FY17 Appointed/Elected Officials:
See who serves Shutesbury in town departments and on town committees
Tax payments can be made on-line. See Tax Collector’s page for more information.
Vacancies in Shutesbury town government
Click here to view the list.
Did You Know?
- All Town and School Employees and Volunteers are mandated by statute to complete an online ethics test. For more information, go to the Town Clerk’s page, or call 259-1204.
- The town has a system for automatically contacting residents in case of emergencies. To read more and enter your contact information, see the Fire Department page.
Recycling & Trash