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.

Link to the Town of Burke Preliminary Grand List as a pdf sorted by owner and street address; burkevermont.org/documents/Burke%20VT%202023%20Preliminary%20Grand%20List%20Values%20Booklet.pdf

Link to the Town of Burke Preliminary Grand List Assessor cards on Patriot Prburkevt.patriotproperties.com/default.asp

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 and third Monday 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 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 Tuesday 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 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.

 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 Town will discontinue Curbside Rubbish and Recycling pickup as of June 3rd. Rubbish maybe brought to the Recycling Center when it is open where it will be taken by a private contractor. You will need to pay this contractor between $3 and $6 per bag depending on the size and weight. If you have unused rubbish stickers or B bags you may bring them to the Town Office and request a refund.

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 The Town will discontinue Curbside Recycling pickup as of June 3rd. The Recycling Center will continue to be open as usual for residents to bring their recycling. 

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 2023. 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 May 20, 2023 and August 12, 20203. There will also be two collection days in Burke at the Town Garage. The Burke collection days will be held on July 15, 2023 and October 21, 2023. 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

Change of Appraisal Notices Have Been Mailed as of June 2, 2023

June 5, 2023 Selectboard Agenda

Petes Pond Culvert RFP Request

June 14, 2023 DRB Agenda

Curbside Rubbish and Recycling Pickup Discontinued as of June 3rd

Change of Selectboard Meeting Time and Dates

[more News]

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



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Future Community Building

Community Building
212 School Street
West Burke, Vt 05871

See Photo Gallery for
Construction progress

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