Burke, Vermont Town Charter Granted February 26, 1782


Town of Burke, Vermont 

Welcome to the Town of Burke, Vermont municipal website. Established in 1782, the Town of Burke has a rich history, a strong sense of community, and an idyllic location, nestled in northern Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

The Town of Burke is a wonderful place to live, visit, or do business. We hope this website will provide the information you seek, but if you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call the Burke Town Clerk's Office at (802) 467-3717.

Office Hours for the Town Offices are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

The Town of Burke has some of their Land Records on-line. They can be accessed by clicking this link: burke.lr-1.com/

The Selectboard meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Town Offices - 212 School Street, West Burke. If you have questions about the agenda, please call the Town Clerk.

The Development Review Board (DRB) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Offices - 212 School Street, West Burke. If you have questions about the agenda, please call.

The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesdayof each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Offices - 212 School Street, West Burke. If you have questions about the agenda, please call.

The Conservation Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Offices - 212 School Street, West Burke. If you have questions about the agenda, please call.

Link to Community Forest Donation page on Square: :checkout.square.site/merchant/ML6XFGJSQN1NW/checkout/P67MKQK2JPFR24YFRMS4W7BR

Town Assessor - Hours for public viewing of records - Wednesday - 8:30 AM. -  4:00 PM  or by appointment.

Burke Town School Info- Burke is part of the Kingdom East Unified School District. For information about enrollment, Board meetings and other activities go to the Kingdom East Web Page: www.kingdomeast.org/

Rubbish Removal -The West side of Town (West Burke) is picked up on Tuesdays and the East side of Town (East Burke) is picked up Wednesdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Please be sure to have proper stickers visible for the attendants, or they will not pick up your rubbish.

Recycling Center Hours - Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. until noon. You may not leave any recyclable materials without an attendant present.

Curbside Recycling pick up is every other Thursday.  Check with the Town Clerk's Office to see what day is your side of Town and then mark your calendar. Burke adopted ZERO-SORT recycling as of October 2021. We don't accept plastic bags or any kind of black plastic. These items should be put in your trash. Please be sure the recycling materials are clean. The 2023 Curbside Pick-up schedule can be found here: burkevermont.org/documents/2023%20Curbside%20Recycling%20Pickup%20Schedule%20in%20jpeg.jpg

Bulky Item Drop-Off - Third Saturday of each month from May - October from 8:00 a.m. until Noon, by appointment ONLY. We will not be scheduling this service during the winter months. Call the Town Clerk's Office to request a Bulky Day Certificate. There is a $35.00 non-refundable fee for this service.

Household Hazardous Waste Days The Town of Burke will partner with the Town of St Johnsbury to offer four Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2022. Two of these collection days will be held in St Johnsbury at the Main Street Parking lot behind the Fire Station. The St Johnsbury dates will be April 16, 2022 and August 6, 2022. There will also be two collection days in Burke at the Town Garage. The Burke collection days will be held on July 16, 2022 and October 15, 2022. All of the HHW Collection days will be advertised in the Caledonian Record, on the Town of Burke Website and Facebook page and notices will be put up around town. 

Voter Registration - Same Day Voter Registration went into affect in the State of Vermont in 2017. All persons wishing to participate in Town elections may register to vote on the the VT Secretary of State's "My Voter Page" (mvp.vermont.gov/ ) before the election, at the Town Clerk's Office or at the polling place on the day of that election.

Population for the Town of Burke 2020 .......................... 1,651
Registered voters as of 08/09/2022................................ 1,288
Acres in the Town of Burke      ......................................19,034
Latitude               .......................................................44.60157"N
Longitude              ................................................... .7I.97179"E


Pursuant to Federal Regulations 51.55(e)(k)(6) the Town of Burke does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission to, or treatment of employment in its programs or activities.

The Burke Board of Selectmen is hereafter-designated Coordinator of Burke's Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973...

Burke News

April 12, 2023 DRB Agenda

March 7, 2023 Australian Ballot Results

2022 Burke Town Report

Curbside Rubbish Pick-up Proposals

Time to Register Your Dog

Town Clerk Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm

* Due  to COVID,  masks are encouraged and appreciated.

(802) 467-3717

FAX (802) 467-8623



BY 4:00 P.M.


Future Community Building

Community Building
212 School Street
West Burke, Vt 05871

See Photo Gallery for
Construction progress

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