Welcome to Fair Haven

Under the southwestern “hook” of Vermont, where the Taconic Mountains give way to the historic Champlain Valley, lies the picturesque town of Fair Haven…the Slate Center of the Nation…and Vermont’s Western Gateway…. Chartered and first settled in 1779, Fair Haven first prospered as a mill town, with numerous works developed on the falls of the Castleton River by Col. Matthew Lyon.  In the mid-1800’s, the first slate quarries were opened, marking the beginning of an industry that has continued to thrive until the present day. Twenty-first century Fair Haven is a charming village, featuring a large central green just north of the downtown business district, surrounded by some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the state.  The green is home to many events throughout the year, including Spring Fling, a summer concert series, and annual AppleFest.  The business district features many quaint shops and eateries, within walking distance of most of the community.  The townspeople are friendly…the schools and public services are first rate…and the opportunities here are limited only by one’s creativity and imagination. On your next visit to Vermont, stop by Fair Haven…and spend the day…or a lifetime…

  • Don’t forget, fourth quarter property taxes are due by close of business Wednesday, May 10th. We are open until 7:00 PM that day for your convenience.
    A penalty of 8% will be added on May 11th to all unpaid accounts. There is no grace period for the fourth quarter.
    If you have any questions, cal the Town Office at 265-3010, x1.
  • Water Line Project:  Construction related to the Town of Fair Haven’s waterline upgrade project begins tomorrow (Thursday, April 13, 2017). Placement of excavation equipment and, at least, test digging will occur in the area of Mechanic Street between Second Street and Fourth Street. Full construction activity will commence shortly thereafter, as early as April 14.
    Project construction is expected to last throughout the summer and fall until at least October 31. Water mains that are scheduled for replacement include: Mechanic Street, Pine Street, Fourth Street, Dutton Avenue, Route 4A (Capital Hill), Maple Street, Liberty Street, and Depot Street. Construction will include replacement of relevant appurtenances (e.g., fire hydrants and individual water services to the edge of the rights-of-way).
    The Belden Company, Inc. will be performing the work. Questions may be directed to the Town Manager’s Office (265-3010 x5) or to the DPW Superintendent (265-3010 x221). 
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    • 2017 Transfer Station Permits are now available in the Town Office at a cost of $10.00 per permit.  2016 permits will expire on December 31, 2016.  NEW TRANSFER STATION RATES IN EFFECT BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2016!  Contact the Town Office with any questions.  Fee Schedule Effective November 1, 2016
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  • Many Vermont Veterans, or Veterans in the surrounding tri-state area, do not know that the Vermont Home for Veterans exists or of the programs and care that they provide for service men and women, their spouses and families. For more information, visit the sites below.


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