Town Clerk: Sally Ober, Assistant Clerks: Lolly Otis and Linda Daybell
62 Quaker Street
Lincoln, VT 05443
Office Hours: Due to COVID-19, the Town Office is currently closed to walk-in business. We are working irregular hours and partially from home. Please email or call to see if we can assist you remotely.
The Lincoln Town Clerk’s Office offers many services. Here is an overview:
Dog licenses: All residents with a dog or wolf-hybrid over the age of 6 months are required, by State Law, to license the animal with their Town Clerk. Bring a copy of a current rabies certificate from your veterinarian, along with $15 for a spayed/neutered dog or $19 for an intact animal. The deadline for licensing is April 1st, each year. 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE: The deadline for licensing your dog is still April 1. Please mail in or leave a payment in our drop box at the Town Office, along with a copy of your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate. We will mail your dog tags to you. The late fee for dog licenses has been relaxed this year due to COVID-19. After July 1, 2020, the cost goes up to $17/neutered and $23/intact.
Look for a rabies clinic to be scheduled in March of each year at the Town Office for your convenience.
Transfer Station Stickers: These allow you to use the Lincoln Transfer Station during Saturday hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19, all stickers will expire on June 15, 2021. Additional or replacement stickers may be requested by submitting a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Town Clerk and we will mail you one free of charge this year. If your vehicle already has a sticker on it, you do not need to request a new one in 2020-21. We can recycle glass, paper, cardboard, metal, and plastics #1- #7, but can no longer accept plastic bags for recycling. Recyclables must be in open bins. Disposal of tires require an additional fee, which can be paid to the transfer station attendant on site.
Property Tax Payments: These can be made at any time during the year.
Zoning Permits: Applications for Building, Access, Temporary Use Permits, and Certificates of Occupancy/Compliance are available here. Bob Hall, our Zoning Administrator is working at home right now due to our Covid-19 office closure. Please call him at (802) 453-2044.
Land Records: This office keeps permanent records of property transfers, liens, zoning, surveys, and other land records. The recording fee is $15 per document page, and $25 for maps. From the recording fees for each page or map, $4 is reserved for restoration and conservation of the records. Copies of land records cost $1 per page. The best way to request information during the Covid-19 office closure is to email a detailed list to the town clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests will be processed in the order in which they were received.
Vital records: Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates are available here. The cost is $10. You will need to show a valid ID and complete an application in order to obtain vital records copies.
Civil Marriage Licenses: The fee is $60. Licenses are good for 60 days after the issue date. VT Law does not require any blood tests to get married.
Voter Registration: You may register to vote here if you are a U.S. Citizen, you are 18 years old on or before an election, and your primary residence is Lincoln, VT. 17-year-olds can vote in a primary election, if they will be 18 by the date of the general election. 17-year-olds can only vote the primary ballot, but not on other local ballots until they turn 18. You will need to bring your VT Driver’s License or Social Security # in order to register to vote, if you have one. Online voter registration is at: https://olvr.vermont.gov/ .
Elections: If you would like to help as an election worker, please contact the Town Clerk. We will need extra helpers in 2020.
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): We can process a vehicle, boat, or trailer registration renewal, as long as it is not more than 60 days expired; and snowmobiles within the year. A check or money order for the DMV renewal fee is required (no cash). There is a $3 fee for the Town, payable separately from the DMV check. We issue a temporary registration and sticker while you wait for your renewal to come by mail. Many DMV forms and manuals are available here. New vehicles or those registrations more than 60 days overdue must be processed directly with DMV. During the COVID-19 office closure, email or call the town clerk to make an appointment for this service.
Excess Weight Vehicle Permits: Excess Weight Permits are required for operators of vehicles in excess of the posted weights for Lincoln’s roads and bridges. These permits cost $5 for a single vehicle, or $10 for a fleet, and they expire each year on March 31. A valid Certificate of Insurance is required along with the fee.
Land Posting: If you post your land against hunting, shooting, fishing, or trapping, State law requires landowners to record this notice annually at the Town Clerk’s Office; the fee is $5.
Fish and game licenses: These are not available at the Town Office, but the Lincoln General Store does sell them.
Notary public services: The clerk can notarize documents for you. This means that I need to witness you signing your name. Please do not sign before you come here. Bring an I.D. if I do not know you very well. There is no fee for this service. During the Covid-19 closure, email or call the clerk to make an appointment for this service to be completed outdoors.
Green Mountain Passports: These are available for residents of Vermont over age 62, or Veterans of the uniformed services. The cost is $2. The passport offers discounts at State Parks and the Addison County Fair.
9-1-1 Reflective Address Signs: These can be ordered from Bristol Rescue. Call them at: 802-453-2472, and ask for Mark Rickner. These signs help emergency services find your home.