Justices of the Peace

General Duties and Responsibilities

There are basically five categories of responsibilities for Justices of the Peace:

  1. Elections.  Justices of the peace are members of the Board of Civil Authority (BCA).  Members of the BCA serve as election officials at town or statewide elections.  Justices also are responsible for delivering absentee ballots to voters at election time.
  2. Tax Abatement and Appeals.  Justices of the peace sit as members of the town board for abatement of taxes to determine whether a taxpayer's tax obligation should be forgiven under certain circumstances.  Justices of the peace also serve an important role in the town's tax appeal process.  As a member of the board of civil authority, justices sit to hear and decide appeals when citizens do not agree with the final decision of the listers.
  3. Marriages and Civil Unions.  Justices of the peace may also solemnize marriages and may certify civil unions in Vermont.
  4. Oaths and Notary.  Justices of the peace may also administer oaths in all cases where an oath is required, unless the law makes a different provision.  A justice of the peace is a notary public ex officio and has all the acknowledgment powers of a notary public.
  5. Magistrate.  Justices of the peace may also serve as a magistrate when so commissioned by the Supreme Court.

For more information, check out The Justice of the Peace Guide, published by Deborah L. Markowitz, Secretary of State, 2010.

Justices of the Peace

Because 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. The term of office is two years and elections are held on even numbered years.

Members and Terms

Justices of the Peace Term Expires
Zeke Church
c/o Sugarbush Property Group
2387 Sugarbush Access Road
Warren, VT 05674
496-3222 (h) / 583-2400 (w)
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Andreas Lehner
343 Cross Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-3496 (h)
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Mary Lehner
343 Cross Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-3496 (h)
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Freddie Mahlmann
241 High Bridge Hill Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-6032 (h)
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Helen Myers
2762 North Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-3892
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Jennifer Peterson
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-2218 x3
[email protected]
Nov. 2019
Alan Uris
P O Box 1277
Waitsfield, VT 05673
496-4363
[email protected]
Nov. 2019

 

Links

Vermont Vital Records

Overview of Vermont Vital Records - VT Dept. of Health
How To Obtain a Copy of a Vital Record Not More Than 5 Years Old - VT Dept. of Health
How To Obtain a Copy of a Vital Record More Than 5 Years Old - VT Dept. of Buildings & General Services

Marriage & Civil Unions

Guidelines for Getting Married in Vermont - VT Dept. of Health
Vermont Guide to Civil Unions - Secretary of State
Civil Unions in Vermont - VT Dept. of Health
Reciprocal Beneficiaries Relationship in Vermont - VT Dept. of Health

Contacts

Town Clerk

JENNIFER PETERSON

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218 ext. 11
E-mail: [email protected]

Assistant Clerk

KELLEE MAZER

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218  ext. 10