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For information about the March 7th 2023 Town Meeting please see the elections page. (click the blue text)

Jericho Town Clerk Office is open 8am to 12, 1 to 4pm Monday to Thursday, Fridays 8 to noon. No appointment needed for land record research.

Thank you to Louanne Nielsen for sharing this wonderful picture of the Jericho Town Tree taken October 12th 2021 sunset. We are so lucky to live in Jericho.

Land Records are now available on line through US Land Records

Dog Registration for 2023 has begun. As of January 23rd we have licensed 150 dogs. The fee is waived if dogs are registered timely by April 1, 2023. A valid rabies certificate at least through 4/1/23 needs to be on file with the Town to take advantage of this timely dog registration incentive. We will be mailing out reminders to all dogs mid-January as we have some in the system who did not renew in 2021 or 2022 and do not have a valid rabies on file with the Town. Dogs need to renew their registration each calendar year by April 1. You can stop by Town Hall in person to confirm all the info we have on file is correct and pick up the new 2023 purple Jericho dog tags. You can also fill out the quick renewal response or dog registration -- Click on the dog picture at the right to access the dog page

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More information about access land records and lister cards remotely:

You can find lister cards on line from the 2022 Grandlist by address or from a map. We can email the "hit list" from the electronic land record index, if you let us know what name (s) to search.

Our electronic index now goes back to November 1980 and the index and images available through US Land Records. This is back to Volume 64. We are working on scanning back to Volume 35 which begins in June 1961.

You can view the parcel map on-line.


Marriage licenses are issued by appointment. You will both need to sign the marriage license application but only one of you needs to come in person to the appointment. (You both are welcome to come though.) You can call or email the Jericho Town Clerk's Office to set up an appointment. Ask to speak with Megan or Jessica. The cost is $60 and you can prepay and additional $10 for a certified copy of the marriage certificate to be mailed to you once it is recorded. Bring a check or cash for $70 payable to the Town of Jericho to your appointment. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about civil marriage licenses.

If you live in Jericho and are getting married in Vermont then you may have the license issued from any Vermont Town Clerk Office but it make sense to have it issued from the Jericho Town Clerk Office. If you are both from out of State but getting married in Vermont, then you can get the marriage license in any Vermont Town Clerk Office.

If Jericho residents are needing to set up a time outside of office hours please call to see what we can do for you. Marriage licenses can be issued in a 60 day window before the planned ceremony.


Green Mountain Passport, a Vermont State Park Visitor's Pass Discount Program for seniors and veterans, can be issued during normal business hours. If you fill out the application ahead of time, bring it with your driver's license and a $2 fee. Click HERE to find out more about the passport. The Jericho Town Clerk Office is only able to issue Green Mountain Passports to Jericho Residents Only. Other Vermont residents need to go to their Town of residence for a Green Mountain Passport.


Notary Services for Jericho residents can be done by appointment only. Call ahead so that I can discuss what type of document needs to be notarized. I am being discretionary about the types of documents that I am comfortable notarizing. If the document needs additional witnesses then you will need to bring them with you. Types of documents that I am not comfortable notarizing include Powers of Attorney, Mortgage Deeds or any document that does the standard language in the notary acknowledgement section. Notaries may also be found at a bank that knows you, an attorney, a realtor or some businesses provide notary services like the UPS store in the Essex Experience shopping area.

DMV Renewals for vehicle registration -- This service is being provided without an appointment needed. You will need to bring the pre-printed renewal form from the DMV with you along with a check or money order made out to Vermont DMV for the registration fee amount listed on the renewal form. We are only able to renew vehicles that are not more than 2 months past their expiration date. If you have a situation that you did not register your car last year or the registration is more than 2 months expired, you will need to follow up with the DMV. We are not able to process new registrations, only renewals with the pre-printed renewal form that you received from the DMV. You will also need to bring $3 check or cash payable to the Town of Jericho for the processing fee due to Jericho. (The $3 processing fee is kept by the Town and is separate from the registration fee.) We do not do anything related to driver's license renewal or purchasing a vehicle.

Dog license renewals can be left in the drop box outside of office hours and I will mail you the tag. We encourage you and your dog to come into the Town Office to register in person. We are also here to help by phone 899-4936 x1 or email, JerichoVermont@yahoo.com



The Town Clerk Office oversees Land Record Recording, Elections and Voting, Vital Records and Dog Licensing. Other services we provide in cooperation with State Agencies include: accepting Liquor Applications; processing DMV registration renewals; and issuing Green Mountain Passports.

Civil Marriages in Jericho -- please contact the Jericho Town Clerk if you need to schedule an appointment for a marriage license to be issued,

Click below for more more information on the following topics:



Recording a Land Record

Vermont records all Land Records by Town or City; there is no county recording system in Vermont. The Town of Jericho is located in Chittenden County. The Jericho Town Clerk’s office serves the public by recording important documents such as mortgages, deeds, liens and maps by use of our Avenu Analytics indexing and imaging system and storing them in the Town Vault.

The State of Vermont has established the following recording fees: (New fees effective July 1, 2019 per

32 VSA 1671

All Documents to be Recorded (except UCC's)$15.00 per page
Plat Maps
(the largest map we are able to store is 18 x 24)
$25.00 per map
UCC's$35.00 flat fee for UCC filing, click here for additional information about UCC filing fees
Certified copy of land records$10 per page
Vermont Property Tax Transfers$15.00 per form

**All deeds conveying property (even if no money is exchanged) must have a Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return. Vermont State Tax Department 802-828-2542.

**Documents include all items recorded in the land records (deeds, mortgages, assignments, liens, releases, permits)

**Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15/assignment or release

All Land Records are public record and available to be copied for $1.00 per page.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide search services due to liability. You may contact The Lawyer Referral Service through the Vermont Bar Association at 1-800-639-7036.

All documents for recording may be mailed to:

Jericho Town Clerk Office/PO Box 67/Jericho, VT 05465

Or the physical address is 67 Vermont Route 15.

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DMV Registration Renewals

For your convenience, DMV registration renewals may be processed at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Please bring the following to the Town Clerk Office:

  • Preprinted DMV renewal you received in the mail from the DMV. **We can not process the renewal if it is older than 2 months. **
  • Personal check or money order payable to DMV
  • $3.00 fee (check or cash) per vehicle, payable to the Town of Jericho

We will provide you with a temporary registration and temporary sticker for your back license plate which is good for 30 days. You should receive your permanent registration and sticker from the DMV within 2 weeks.

We can only process car registration renewals from the pre-printed renewal forms. All other DMV services (driver’s licenses, plate transfers etc.) are provided by the DMV. The local DMV branch has moved from North Ave in Burlington to South Burlington off Dorset Street (4 Market St, South Burlington, VT ). 828-2000.

You may also register online 24 hours/day at through the DMV Renew Vehicle Registration Website. This site also provides instructions on how to renew by mail or by phone [(866) 259-5368 directly]. Stickers arrive in less than a week.

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Certified Copies of Birth and Death Records

Since July 1, 2019, certified copies are issued through a website hosted by the Vermont Department of Health. This application can be used at any participating town clerk office to request a certificate for an event that occurred in any Vermont town. The cost of a certified copy of a vital record is $10. The advantage of this is you can go to a Town Clerk Office that is most convenient for you. The disadvantage is that the program often has glitches and I may not be able to print the certified copy the day the application is received. I need the completed application in order to request the certified copy through the program. As if January 12th, 2022 the current best practice is that you submit a completed application, along with a photocopy of your driver's license and either mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 67, Jericho, VT 05465 and I will call you to pick up the certified copy when it is ready. You can also drop completed applications with a $10 check payable to "Town of Jericho" in the drop box in front of the Jericho Town Hall. If you bring the application to the office in person, I will only need to look at your driver's license and will try to make the copy while you wait. The cost of a certified copy is $10. If for some reason, the blue text does not link you to the application document, you can also find it from the home page 1. scroll to the bottom of the home page, 2. click on "Town Documents", 3. under the first item "Clerk Documents", 4. click on "Application for a Birth or Death Record". You will see on the application that birth and death records are only available to certain types of family members and legal representatives.


Jericho Water Districts

Village of Jericho
4B Redmill Dr.
PO Box 363, Jericho VT 05465

899-2938, Donna Malinowski, Asst. Clerk Office Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm jerichovtvillage@comcast.net
Part of Champlain Water District 864-7454

Jericho Underhill Water District
PO Box 174, Underhill VT 05489
www.jerichounderhillwater.org

Nancy Benson, Clerk & Treasurer of the District, clerk@juwater.org

Mike Willard Chief System Operator -- can be reached at 363-4586 for immediate attention and michaelrwillard@msn.com for other requests

Jericho Fire District #1
Serving the Foothills of Jericho, http://jerichofoothills.org/
prudential_committee@jerichofoothills.org

JERICHO FIRE DISTRICT #1 Bond Vote December 19, 2022
The Jericho Fire District #1 Prudential Committee will be asking the Foothills residents to vote on a $66,000 bond from the Vermont Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The monies are needed to pay for the new greensand filter, associated support structure and other miscellaneous upgrades to the filtration system that were installed last summer. The bond is necessary as JFD #1 does not have enough reserves to cover the cost of the project. The revolving fund program provides low cost financing to municipal water systems for capital improvements.
More details will be forthcoming in the near future. There will be an information meeting on December 12 and the vote day itself is December 19.
For more information, please contact:
Charles Windisch JFD #1 Secretary/Clerk (avtrunner@hotmail.com)


Jericho Heights Water Cooperative
Deed recorded in land records Volume 97 Page 44 December 6, 1988
No contact information available

Jericho East
No contact information available, as of February 2017 part of Village of Jericho Inc for water services but not actually in the Village boundary. They receive an “Annual Benefit Assessment Fee” – please contact the Village of Jericho Inc. for more information, 899-2938


Cemeteries of Jericho

There are two main cemeteries located in the town of Jericho.

Pleasant View Cemetery

(80 Vermont Route 15, used to be called the “Church Street Cemetery”)

Jericho Cemetery Association

Ronald Derouchie, Sexton – 338-6402

1813 or 1826 to current. Located in Jericho Corners on Vermont Route 15, behind the United Pentacostal Church ( Church is owned by the Jericho Congregational Church) across the street from the Jericho Town Hall. There is a Plot Record dated 1927-1999 located in the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office There are copies of rules of conduct and other information at the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office.

Jericho Center Cemetery

(8, 14 & 18 Barber Farm Road)

Jericho Center Cemetery Association

PO Box 1106Jericho Center, VT 05465

Bert Lindholm, President –899-3879

1804 to current. Located on Barber Farm Road in Jericho Center Snowflake Bentley is buried here. There is a copy of the Index of names from stones in Jericho Center Cemetery that was last updated in 2005 available for review in the Jericho Town Clerk Office. Lewis Chapin gave the land for the cemetery. The parcel of land that he gave to the town was two acres and he also specified that their should be a fence “whenever it is necessary to be so fenced.” Jericho Land Record Volume 1 page 361.

There is an “Index of Names –from stones in the Jericho Center Cemetery” compiled by Isabella Martin, last updated in 2005, available to view at the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office

Jericho also has two small cemeteries maintained by the Jericho Cemetery Commissioners: On Town Meeting Day March 4, 2014 the voters approved placing the care of public burial grounds under the charge of cemetery commissioners, who shall number three, and be elected for three year terms, pursuant to 18 V.S.A. §5373

Castle Cemetery

(269 Vermont Route 15)

1786 to 1971 - This is probably the Town’s oldest cemetery-located behind The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Vt Rt 15. Park in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s lot. Take a path to the left of the Church’s handicapped parking spots.

The cemetery is visible from VT Route 15 but there is no longer a direct road to the cemetery.

The first death in the town of Jericho, then known as Jerico, was Dezier (Hawley ) Castle. She died on October 1, 1786 and is buried in the Castle Cemetery. David Castle (d. 1823) and his wife Phebe Sandford (d. 1820) are also buried there.

Also buried there are the original settlers of Jericho, members of the Brown family. From which the names of the Brown’s River, Brown’s Trace and Browns River Middle School came from.

This cemetery has been mapped, each stone sketched and copied by Cedric Alexander & William Strang in 1973. The book is available for review in the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office.

Town meeting 1786 Abel Castle, Daniel Stannard & John Farwell Surveyor of Highways

Lowrey Cemetery

(13 Raceway Road)

1801 to ?

A small family cemetery located off Raceway Road. The cemetery is located adjacent to a landowner’s property at 15 Raceway Road (third driveway on the left). Please contact the landowner before visiting the cemetery. The Cemetery is not visible from the road. Stones may be lost to the railroad gravel pit on the northwest side about 1850. The cemetery was given by the Lowrey Family in 1801.

Revolutionary War Veterans

Land Record Volume and page references for each cemetery

To be updated as information is researched.

For information about the March 7th 2023 Town Meeting please see the elections page. (click the blue text)

Jericho Town Clerk Office is open 8am to 12, 1 to 4pm Monday to Thursday, Fridays 8 to noon. No appointment needed for land record research.

Thank you to Louanne Nielsen for sharing this wonderful picture of the Jericho Town Tree taken October 12th 2021 sunset. We are so lucky to live in Jericho.

Land Records are now available on line through US Land Records

Dog Registration for 2023 has begun. As of January 23rd we have licensed 150 dogs. The fee is waived if dogs are registered timely by April 1, 2023. A valid rabies certificate at least through 4/1/23 needs to be on file with the Town to take advantage of this timely dog registration incentive. We will be mailing out reminders to all dogs mid-January as we have some in the system who did not renew in 2021 or 2022 and do not have a valid rabies on file with the Town. Dogs need to renew their registration each calendar year by April 1. You can stop by Town Hall in person to confirm all the info we have on file is correct and pick up the new 2023 purple Jericho dog tags. You can also fill out the quick renewal response or dog registration -- Click on the dog picture at the right to access the dog page

__________________________________________________________

More information about access land records and lister cards remotely:

You can find lister cards on line from the 2022 Grandlist by address or from a map. We can email the "hit list" from the electronic land record index, if you let us know what name (s) to search.

Our electronic index now goes back to November 1980 and the index and images available through US Land Records. This is back to Volume 64. We are working on scanning back to Volume 35 which begins in June 1961.

You can view the parcel map on-line.


Marriage licenses are issued by appointment. You will both need to sign the marriage license application but only one of you needs to come in person to the appointment. (You both are welcome to come though.) You can call or email the Jericho Town Clerk's Office to set up an appointment. Ask to speak with Megan or Jessica. The cost is $60 and you can prepay and additional $10 for a certified copy of the marriage certificate to be mailed to you once it is recorded. Bring a check or cash for $70 payable to the Town of Jericho to your appointment. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about civil marriage licenses.

If you live in Jericho and are getting married in Vermont then you may have the license issued from any Vermont Town Clerk Office but it make sense to have it issued from the Jericho Town Clerk Office. If you are both from out of State but getting married in Vermont, then you can get the marriage license in any Vermont Town Clerk Office.

If Jericho residents are needing to set up a time outside of office hours please call to see what we can do for you. Marriage licenses can be issued in a 60 day window before the planned ceremony.


Green Mountain Passport, a Vermont State Park Visitor's Pass Discount Program for seniors and veterans, can be issued during normal business hours. If you fill out the application ahead of time, bring it with your driver's license and a $2 fee. Click HERE to find out more about the passport. The Jericho Town Clerk Office is only able to issue Green Mountain Passports to Jericho Residents Only. Other Vermont residents need to go to their Town of residence for a Green Mountain Passport.


Notary Services for Jericho residents can be done by appointment only. Call ahead so that I can discuss what type of document needs to be notarized. I am being discretionary about the types of documents that I am comfortable notarizing. If the document needs additional witnesses then you will need to bring them with you. Types of documents that I am not comfortable notarizing include Powers of Attorney, Mortgage Deeds or any document that does the standard language in the notary acknowledgement section. Notaries may also be found at a bank that knows you, an attorney, a realtor or some businesses provide notary services like the UPS store in the Essex Experience shopping area.

DMV Renewals for vehicle registration -- This service is being provided without an appointment needed. You will need to bring the pre-printed renewal form from the DMV with you along with a check or money order made out to Vermont DMV for the registration fee amount listed on the renewal form. We are only able to renew vehicles that are not more than 2 months past their expiration date. If you have a situation that you did not register your car last year or the registration is more than 2 months expired, you will need to follow up with the DMV. We are not able to process new registrations, only renewals with the pre-printed renewal form that you received from the DMV. You will also need to bring $3 check or cash payable to the Town of Jericho for the processing fee due to Jericho. (The $3 processing fee is kept by the Town and is separate from the registration fee.) We do not do anything related to driver's license renewal or purchasing a vehicle.

Dog license renewals can be left in the drop box outside of office hours and I will mail you the tag. We encourage you and your dog to come into the Town Office to register in person. We are also here to help by phone 899-4936 x1 or email, JerichoVermont@yahoo.com



The Town Clerk Office oversees Land Record Recording, Elections and Voting, Vital Records and Dog Licensing. Other services we provide in cooperation with State Agencies include: accepting Liquor Applications; processing DMV registration renewals; and issuing Green Mountain Passports.

Civil Marriages in Jericho -- please contact the Jericho Town Clerk if you need to schedule an appointment for a marriage license to be issued,

Click below for more more information on the following topics:



Recording a Land Record

Vermont records all Land Records by Town or City; there is no county recording system in Vermont. The Town of Jericho is located in Chittenden County. The Jericho Town Clerk’s office serves the public by recording important documents such as mortgages, deeds, liens and maps by use of our Avenu Analytics indexing and imaging system and storing them in the Town Vault.

The State of Vermont has established the following recording fees: (New fees effective July 1, 2019 per

32 VSA 1671

All Documents to be Recorded (except UCC's)$15.00 per page
Plat Maps
(the largest map we are able to store is 18 x 24)
$25.00 per map
UCC's$35.00 flat fee for UCC filing, click here for additional information about UCC filing fees
Certified copy of land records$10 per page
Vermont Property Tax Transfers$15.00 per form

**All deeds conveying property (even if no money is exchanged) must have a Vermont Property Transfer Tax Return. Vermont State Tax Department 802-828-2542.

**Documents include all items recorded in the land records (deeds, mortgages, assignments, liens, releases, permits)

**Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15/assignment or release

All Land Records are public record and available to be copied for $1.00 per page.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide search services due to liability. You may contact The Lawyer Referral Service through the Vermont Bar Association at 1-800-639-7036.

All documents for recording may be mailed to:

Jericho Town Clerk Office/PO Box 67/Jericho, VT 05465

Or the physical address is 67 Vermont Route 15.

__________________________________________________________________________________

DMV Registration Renewals

For your convenience, DMV registration renewals may be processed at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Please bring the following to the Town Clerk Office:

  • Preprinted DMV renewal you received in the mail from the DMV. **We can not process the renewal if it is older than 2 months. **
  • Personal check or money order payable to DMV
  • $3.00 fee (check or cash) per vehicle, payable to the Town of Jericho

We will provide you with a temporary registration and temporary sticker for your back license plate which is good for 30 days. You should receive your permanent registration and sticker from the DMV within 2 weeks.

We can only process car registration renewals from the pre-printed renewal forms. All other DMV services (driver’s licenses, plate transfers etc.) are provided by the DMV. The local DMV branch has moved from North Ave in Burlington to South Burlington off Dorset Street (4 Market St, South Burlington, VT ). 828-2000.

You may also register online 24 hours/day at through the DMV Renew Vehicle Registration Website. This site also provides instructions on how to renew by mail or by phone [(866) 259-5368 directly]. Stickers arrive in less than a week.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Certified Copies of Birth and Death Records

Since July 1, 2019, certified copies are issued through a website hosted by the Vermont Department of Health. This application can be used at any participating town clerk office to request a certificate for an event that occurred in any Vermont town. The cost of a certified copy of a vital record is $10. The advantage of this is you can go to a Town Clerk Office that is most convenient for you. The disadvantage is that the program often has glitches and I may not be able to print the certified copy the day the application is received. I need the completed application in order to request the certified copy through the program. As if January 12th, 2022 the current best practice is that you submit a completed application, along with a photocopy of your driver's license and either mail to Town of Jericho, PO Box 67, Jericho, VT 05465 and I will call you to pick up the certified copy when it is ready. You can also drop completed applications with a $10 check payable to "Town of Jericho" in the drop box in front of the Jericho Town Hall. If you bring the application to the office in person, I will only need to look at your driver's license and will try to make the copy while you wait. The cost of a certified copy is $10. If for some reason, the blue text does not link you to the application document, you can also find it from the home page 1. scroll to the bottom of the home page, 2. click on "Town Documents", 3. under the first item "Clerk Documents", 4. click on "Application for a Birth or Death Record". You will see on the application that birth and death records are only available to certain types of family members and legal representatives.


Jericho Water Districts

Village of Jericho
4B Redmill Dr.
PO Box 363, Jericho VT 05465

899-2938, Donna Malinowski, Asst. Clerk Office Hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm jerichovtvillage@comcast.net
Part of Champlain Water District 864-7454

Jericho Underhill Water District
PO Box 174, Underhill VT 05489
www.jerichounderhillwater.org

Nancy Benson, Clerk & Treasurer of the District, clerk@juwater.org

Mike Willard Chief System Operator -- can be reached at 363-4586 for immediate attention and michaelrwillard@msn.com for other requests

Jericho Fire District #1
Serving the Foothills of Jericho, http://jerichofoothills.org/
prudential_committee@jerichofoothills.org

JERICHO FIRE DISTRICT #1 Bond Vote December 19, 2022
The Jericho Fire District #1 Prudential Committee will be asking the Foothills residents to vote on a $66,000 bond from the Vermont Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The monies are needed to pay for the new greensand filter, associated support structure and other miscellaneous upgrades to the filtration system that were installed last summer. The bond is necessary as JFD #1 does not have enough reserves to cover the cost of the project. The revolving fund program provides low cost financing to municipal water systems for capital improvements.
More details will be forthcoming in the near future. There will be an information meeting on December 12 and the vote day itself is December 19.
For more information, please contact:
Charles Windisch JFD #1 Secretary/Clerk (avtrunner@hotmail.com)


Jericho Heights Water Cooperative
Deed recorded in land records Volume 97 Page 44 December 6, 1988
No contact information available

Jericho East
No contact information available, as of February 2017 part of Village of Jericho Inc for water services but not actually in the Village boundary. They receive an “Annual Benefit Assessment Fee” – please contact the Village of Jericho Inc. for more information, 899-2938


Cemeteries of Jericho

There are two main cemeteries located in the town of Jericho.

Pleasant View Cemetery

(80 Vermont Route 15, used to be called the “Church Street Cemetery”)

Jericho Cemetery Association

Ronald Derouchie, Sexton – 338-6402

1813 or 1826 to current. Located in Jericho Corners on Vermont Route 15, behind the United Pentacostal Church ( Church is owned by the Jericho Congregational Church) across the street from the Jericho Town Hall. There is a Plot Record dated 1927-1999 located in the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office There are copies of rules of conduct and other information at the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office.

Jericho Center Cemetery

(8, 14 & 18 Barber Farm Road)

Jericho Center Cemetery Association

PO Box 1106Jericho Center, VT 05465

Bert Lindholm, President –899-3879

1804 to current. Located on Barber Farm Road in Jericho Center Snowflake Bentley is buried here. There is a copy of the Index of names from stones in Jericho Center Cemetery that was last updated in 2005 available for review in the Jericho Town Clerk Office. Lewis Chapin gave the land for the cemetery. The parcel of land that he gave to the town was two acres and he also specified that their should be a fence “whenever it is necessary to be so fenced.” Jericho Land Record Volume 1 page 361.

There is an “Index of Names –from stones in the Jericho Center Cemetery” compiled by Isabella Martin, last updated in 2005, available to view at the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office

Jericho also has two small cemeteries maintained by the Jericho Cemetery Commissioners: On Town Meeting Day March 4, 2014 the voters approved placing the care of public burial grounds under the charge of cemetery commissioners, who shall number three, and be elected for three year terms, pursuant to 18 V.S.A. §5373

Castle Cemetery

(269 Vermont Route 15)

1786 to 1971 - This is probably the Town’s oldest cemetery-located behind The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Vt Rt 15. Park in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s lot. Take a path to the left of the Church’s handicapped parking spots.

The cemetery is visible from VT Route 15 but there is no longer a direct road to the cemetery.

The first death in the town of Jericho, then known as Jerico, was Dezier (Hawley ) Castle. She died on October 1, 1786 and is buried in the Castle Cemetery. David Castle (d. 1823) and his wife Phebe Sandford (d. 1820) are also buried there.

Also buried there are the original settlers of Jericho, members of the Brown family. From which the names of the Brown’s River, Brown’s Trace and Browns River Middle School came from.

This cemetery has been mapped, each stone sketched and copied by Cedric Alexander & William Strang in 1973. The book is available for review in the Jericho Town Clerk’s Office.

Town meeting 1786 Abel Castle, Daniel Stannard & John Farwell Surveyor of Highways

Lowrey Cemetery

(13 Raceway Road)

1801 to ?

A small family cemetery located off Raceway Road. The cemetery is located adjacent to a landowner’s property at 15 Raceway Road (third driveway on the left). Please contact the landowner before visiting the cemetery. The Cemetery is not visible from the road. Stones may be lost to the railroad gravel pit on the northwest side about 1850. The cemetery was given by the Lowrey Family in 1801.

Revolutionary War Veterans

Land Record Volume and page references for each cemetery

To be updated as information is researched.

  • Jericho Foothills Bond Vote

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    The Jericho Fire District #1 Prudential Committee will be asking the Foothills residents to vote on a $66,000 bond from the Vermont Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The monies are needed to pay for the new greensand filter, associated support structure and other miscellaneous upgrades to the filtration system that were installed last summer. The bond is necessary as JFD #1 does not have enough reserves to cover the cost of the project. The revolving fund program provides low cost financing to municipal water systems for capital improvements.
    More details will be forthcoming in the near future. There will be an information meeting on December 12 and the vote day itself is December 19, 2022.
    For more information, please contact:
    Charles Windisch JFD #1 Secretary/Clerk (avtrunner@hotmail.com)
  • Vermont State Police Community Forum

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    On April 7 at the Community Center in Jericho Center, the Vermont State Police led a Community Forum Discussion specifically for Jericho, Underhill and Westford residents, but all are welcome. The event was live streamed by Mt Mansfield Community Television. A recording of this can be viewed below.



  • Posting Land

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    Jericho Residents interested in posting their land for no hunting, shooting, trapping or fishing need to complete a form at the Jericho Town Clerk's Office. The form is in triplicate and one copy will go to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department so that the game warden can enforce it. The cost is $5 , payable to the Town of Jericho and good for a year from when it is signed by the applicant and received by the Town Clerk Office. To reach a Game Warden, call the Williston Barracks non-emergency number, 878-7111 to speak with a dispatcher. The signs can be bought at a local hardware store. The Town Office also has "safety zone" signs that are supplied by Vermont Fish & Wildlife. The "safety zone" sign will alert a hunter that they are within 500 feet of a dwelling.


  • Green Mountain Passport Day - June 12

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    This Saturday 10:00 - noon we will be issuing Vermont State Parks Green Mountain Passports to Jericho Seniors and Veterans at the Jericho Town Hall. If it is a nice day and not to windy, we will be outside by the picnic tables in the shade of Town Hall. If it is raining or too hot, we will be inside the conference room on the first floor of Town Hall. No appointment needed. Bring $2 and your Vermont Driver's License.

    Green Mountain Passports is a discount program for seniors and veterans. The Passport allows free admission to Vermont State Parks (excluding overnight camping and other park fees), Vermont State Historic Sites, and events which are fully State sponsored.

  • Green Mountain Passport Day - May 20

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    Green Mountain Passport Day at Jericho Town Hall

    Thursday May 20th we will be outside the Town Hall (67 Vermont Route 15) to issue Green Mountain Passports to Jericho Residents from 9am to 4pm. No appointment needed. The cost is $2 and the passport is good for lifetime. You must be 62 years old and a resident of Vermont or a Veteran to be eligible for the Green Mountain Passport. This Green Mountain Passport allows for free admission to State Parks and State sponsored events for a lifetime.

    If you applied for a Green Mountain Passport from Jericho in the past but have lost the card or it went through the wash. We can re-issue a replacement card to you at no cost. We have a file of past applications.

    You need to come in person and you need to bring your Vermont Driver’s License. You need to swear under oath that you are 62 or older and a resident of Jericho, Vermont. For Veterans, there should be a Veteran designation on your Vermont Driver’s License. Thank you to those of you who asked about the program this winter but opted to wait until nicer weather. We look forward to seeing you outside the Jericho Town Hall on Thursday May 20th 9am to 4pm. I believe the State Parks will start charging admission Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Jericho November 2018 Election Results

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    Click image for the complete Jericho Election Results from November 6, 2018. If you want more information on the Elections, visit the Elections page.



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