FAQ

PUBLIC SAFETY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to the most popular questions for your Stowe Public Safety Agencies

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Police FAQ

Please appear in person with, or mail a check to, Stowe Police Department at 350 South Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672. Make all checks payable to Stowe Police Department.

Officers of the Stowe Police Department will investigate and handle any dog related complaints. If you have questions or need assistance please call the Stowe Police at (802) 253-7126

  • Dogs must be under CONTROL at all times. Dogs must be on a LEASH in the following designated areas: Stowe Recreation Path, any public parking lot, Memorial Park, and Cemetery Road.
  • Dogs are NOT allowed in public cemeteries.
  • All dogs over the age of 6 months must be currently licensed and be wearing the tag issued by the town clerk.
  • Owners are responsible for immediate and proper removal of their dog’s feces from any property other than their own.
  • Animal bites to any person or domestic animal or attempted bites should be reported immediately to the Health Officer at (802) 253-2705.
  • Dogs left out of doors must be under control, have adequate shelter for weather conditions, and have water available to them.
  • It is unlawful to leave an animal unattended in a standing or parked car in a manner that would endanger the health or safety of the animal. Even on a moderately warm day, in just minutes a car becomes an oven even with the windows cracked open. Pets can suffer from serious conditions such as heat stroke, brain damage, or even death when left in a hot car.
  • If you see a dog suffering in a hot car call the police immediately at (802) 253-7126!

If you see any strange acting raccoons, skunks, ravens, or other wildlife, contact Fish and Wildlife.

For dog license information please contact the Stowe Town Clerk at 802-253-6133. Register for a dog license online here.

Dogs must be under control at all times and on a leash in certain areas. Dogs over six months must be licensed and wearing their tag. Dogs left outside must have adequate water and shelter. Dog owners must immediately and properly remove their dog’s feces from others’ property. Do not leave dogs in parked cars, even on mildly warm days; it is unlawful to do so.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter and a Town of Stowe Employment Application. Deliver it in person, mail to 350 South Main address, or email to police@stowevt.gov. For current job openings, click here.

Three (3) Hour Parking
There is a posted three (3) hour parking limit from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm in the Village area, including Main Street, Depot Street and School Street. Vehicles parked in excess of three (3) hours may be issued a parking ticket.

From November 15th to April 15th between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00am for any public area as posted. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking ban may be issued a parking ticket.
Any vehicle parked on any street in the Town as to interfere with plowing of snow may be removed and may be issued a parking ticket.

Route 108 is currently CLOSED. Route 108 between Stowe and Jeffersonville, is CLOSED FOR WINTER TRAVEL from mid-October through mid-May and is closed to motor coaches, motorhomes and commercial vehicles year round.

Fire FAQ

  1. Pick up a permit between the hours of 6:30 am to 10:30 am
  2. Daily permits are issued at the Stowe Quick Mart/Shell Station at 745 South Main St
  3. Complete and sign the permit if burning is allowed that day
  4. Before starting any fire you must contact the Lamoille County Sheriff Department at (802) 888-3502 and provide them with your name, address of the burn, and a contact phone number
  5. Burn only natural wood and brush
  6. DO NOT BURN painted or treated wood of any kind, cardboard, or rubbish. Homeowner burn barrels are outlawed
  7. All fires must be extinguished before dusk
  8. WARNING: Any fire left unattended or left burning after dusk that needs to be extinguished by the fire department is subject to a state fine and a bill from the fire department
  9. No permit is necessary if there is snow coverage on the ground

Stowe Forest Fire Wardens

Warden Mark Walker
(W) (802) 244-7400
(M) (802) 793-2252

Deputy Warden Kyle Walker
(M) (802) 279-5060

Interested in joining the Stowe Fire Department? Contact Tony Carniglia, Stowe Fire Department’s recruitment and retention officer at tcarniglia@stowevt.gov.

Stowe Fire Department does not test or recharge fire extinguishers, but there are a number of Vermont businesses that do, such as:

Vermont Fire Extinguisher (Barre)
Vermont Life Safety (Bolton)
FireProTec (Colchester, Rutland)
D&M Fire and Safety Equipment (Richmond)
The Extinguisher Pro (Barre)
St. J Fire Extinguisher (St. Johnsbury)

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries should be replaced at least twice a year. A good way to help remember to do this is to change your batteries when you change your clocks for daylight saving time — when you spring forward or fall back.

Grant firefighters access to your home during an emergency without property damage. KnoxHomeBox.com

Grant firefighters access to commercial prpoerty during an emergency without property damage. KnoxBox.com

Stowe Mountain Rescue FAQ

We have open enrollment in Nov/Dec followed by a 9-month Observation / Probation Program. Check out the membership details HERE and fill out an application and reference forms.

We do not charge for services. Your safety is paramount and we never want assistance for an injury or other type of emergency to be dictated by a financial decision.

We support 35-40 calls per year. All seasons are well represented as our surrounding back country draws outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

Stowe Mountain Rescue’s mission is to safely extract a subject from a back-country location. The team is licensed by the Vermont Dept. of Health as a first response agency so we can provide quality medical treatment until we turn over care and transport to a local hospital to Stowe EMS.

Yes, we work closely with many local SAR teams, especially on missions where extensive manpower is required to extract injured people from difficult situations.

Yes, we routinely provide mutual aid support to our neighboring communities, and have a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Vermont Dept. of Public Safety under which we may be asked to assist in other more distant areas of the State.

We do not provide training to outside organizations, but we do work with other SAR teams in joint training events. Example: Colchester Technical Rescue, VT State Police/Search and Rescue, New England K-9 Search and Rescue.

Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol is responsible for all in-bounds injuries. Stowe Mountain Rescue is responsible for all events/incidents outside of the ski area boundary. However, we have a very close working relationship and it is not uncommon for us to work together on missions near or in the ski area.

Stowe Mountain Rescue is funded primarily through Town of Stowe tax dollars. We also apply for state and federal grants to supply necessary equipment.

Emergency Medical Services FAQ

Pay your ambulance bill online here.

Primarily, patients are transported to Copley Hospital in Morrisville, VT. However some patients are transported to University of Vermont Medical Center and Central Vermont Medical Center.

Stowe Rescue Squad was the original provider of emergency medical services in Stowe. In 2008, the Town created the Stowe Department of EMS and took over responsibility for emergency medical services to residents and visitors.

Stowe Rescue Squad occasionally supports Stowe Department of EMS with gifts of equipment. They also provide training for EMS volunteers, as well as community outreach and education.

TOWN OF STOWE PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES