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Duties & Responsibilities of Justice of the Peace
The following is an excerpt from the State of Vermont, Office of the Secretary of State website. There are basically 5 categories of responsibilities for justices of the peace.
  1. They serve as a member of the board of civil authority, which by law is responsible for adding and removing names from the checklist, and for serving collectively as the local election officials at any municipal or state election. As a justice, they also are responsible for delivering absentee ballots to voters at election time.
  2. They have a responsibility in the town's tax appeal process. As a member of the board of civil authority, they sit to hear the tax appeals of citizens aggrieved by the final decision of the listers. They also sit as a member of the municipal board for abatement of taxes.
  3. They may solemnize marriages in Vermont.
  4. They may administer oaths in all cases where an oath is required, unless the law makes a different provision.
  5. Finally, they may serve as a magistrate when so commissioned by the supreme court.
For more information, check out the Vermont Justice of the Peace Guide (PDF), published by Deborah L. Markowitz, Secretary of State, 2010.
Justices of the Peace
As Justices of the Peace run for election with a political party designation on the ballot, parties are indicated next to the name below by a letter indicating Democratic, Independent, Progressive, or Republican.
  • Mary Alice Bisbee (D)
    3 Prospect Avenue
    Apartment 308
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-8140
    Email
  • Cary Brown (D)
    22 St. Paul Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-229-6691
  • Paul Carnahan (D)
    14 Sabin Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-4016
  • Kim Cheney (D)
    4 Towne Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-3181
  • Page Guertin (D)
    459 North Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-229-7707
    Email
  • Robert Gross (D)
    144 Chestnut Hill Road
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-249-7342
  • Mary Hooper (D)
    882 North Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-2892
    Email
  • Valerie Lewis (D)
    1 Sabin Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-8902
  • Nick Marro (D)
    305 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-229-0884
  • John J. McCullough (D)
    20 Towne Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-5780
    Phone: 802-734-3851
  • Daniel Richardson (D)
    2 Liberty Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Email
  • Nancy Sherman (D)
    20 College Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-2632
  • Lynn Cleveland Vizthum (D)
    23 St. Paul Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Ron Wild (D)
    5 St. Paul Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 512-342-1824
  • Philip H. Zalinger, Jr. (D)
    12 Merrill Terrace
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-1000
    Phone: 802-223-5139