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 Town of Hartford JP Position Open

The Town of Hartford is seeking applications to fill a vacated Justice of the Peace (JP) position effective through January 31, 2021. Per VT Statute; some duties are mandatory and others are discretionary. Mandatory responsibilities include: 1). Assisting as an election official at all elections occurring in the town as a member of the Board of Civil Authority (BCA); 2). Hearing & deciding Tax Assessment Appeals; and, 3). Serving as a member Board of Abatement to determine whether a taxpayer’s property tax obligation should be forgiven under certain circumstances. Discretionary duties include: Performing marriages, administering oaths, performing notarial acts (only if commissioned as a notary). A copy of the JP handbook can be obtained from the Hartford Town Clerk’s Office located at 171 Bridge Street, WRJ, VT.

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