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Guilford Dog Ordinance 2020



At their regularly scheduled meeting of 23 November 2020, the Town of Guilford Selectboard unanimously adopted an amended Town Dog Ordinance. This ordinance is effective sixty (60) days after adoption and once in effect, it replaces the Guilford Dog Ordinance of July 2020. The full text of the ordinance may be found on the Town website at

Any questions or comments about the new ordinance may be directed to Peder Rude, Town Administrator: 236 School Road, Guilford, VT 05301; 802.254.6857; or during regular office hours.


Title 24 V.S.A. § 1973 grants citizens the right to petition for a vote at a special or annual Town Meeting to disapprove ordinance amendments adopted by the Selectboard. To exercise this right, citizens must present to the Selectboard or the Town Clerk a petition for a vote on the question of disapproving the amendments signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the Town’s qualified voters. The petition must be presented within forty-four (44) days following the date of the adoption of the amendments. Unless a petition requesting a vote is filed pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973, the amended Dog Ordinance shall become effective sixty (60) days from the date of said adoption.


Improved WiFi Access at Town Office

Hello Guilford residents. Thanks to a grant from the State of Vermont, the Town now has improved internet access from the parking lot of the Town Office! Best of all, it’s FREE and available to anyone. Just pull into the parking lot and look for “Guilford Hotspot” from your laptop, tablet, or phone. Even though the Town Office is closed to the public, the WiFi is available 24/7 from the parking lot.

Please don’t forget that the Guilford Free Library also has free WiFi from their parking lot too!

Guilford Vehicle Break-ins

The Town received information from the Vermont State Police notifying us that there have been nearly a dozen break-ins to vehicles over the past three weeks. A majority of the incidents have happened on Guilford Center Road and Weatherhead Hollow Road.The VSP cautions residents and advises everyone to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables at night.