The Town Clerk, appointed for a one-year term by the Selectboard, takes minutes at town meetings; records, preserves, and certifies public records of the town; issues dog, marriage, and civil union licenses; runs the local elections; and maintains the list of registered voters. The Town Clerk receives a salary paid bi-weekly.


Rosie Laquerre, Town Clerk
(802) 223-3313 x 201
Hours: M – Th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; F 9 a.m. – Noon


Land Records

In Vermont, land records are recorded in the town where the property is located. Recorded documents are public record and may be searched at the Town Clerk’s Office. Although the town office is, for the most part, open for business despite the lingering pandemic, we are still limiting land records research to one researcher at a time. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins will be permitted if time slots are available. Please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre for an appointment.

Recording fees are $15.00 per page.
Flat rate for the Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return, $15.00.
Recording of plat mylars: $25.00 per sheet.
Research time is charged at $4.00/hour.
Copies of land records are $1.00/page.
Certified copies of records are $10.00/page.

East Montpelier Land Records are now available online back to 1988: EM Land Records


Dog Licensing


Kenzie, East Montpelier’s #1 dog for 2022!

The 2022-23 #1 Dog is an eight-year old Havanese named Kenzie who lives with his keeper, Sue, on Horn of the Moon Road.

All dogs that license on time (between January 1 and April 1) each year are entered into the random drawing for #1 dog.


The town clerk is responsible for managing the town’s dog licensing program. You can see details on licensing, the town’s dog control ordinance and more here:

Animal Control Documents


Other Items of Interest

Application for Birth or Death Certificate

Application for Marriage License
FAQs on Getting Married in Vermont

2018 Voter’s Guide for People with Disabilities


Click on the pictures below to visit the VT Secretary of State’s pages to register to vote or access your personalized voter page where you can, among other things, check on your registration status or request an absentee ballot.