Welcome to Fair Haven

Under the southwestern “hook” of Vermont, where the Taconic Mountains give way to the historic Champlain Valley, lies the picturesque town of Fair Haven…the Slate Center of the Nation…and Vermont’s Western Gateway…. Chartered and first settled in 1779, Fair Haven first prospered as a mill town, with numerous works developed on the falls of the Castleton River by Col. Matthew Lyon.  In the mid-1800’s, the first slate quarries were opened, marking the beginning of an industry that has continued to thrive until the present day. Twenty-first century Fair Haven is a charming village, featuring a large central green just north of the downtown business district, surrounded by some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the state.  The green is home to many events throughout the year, including Spring Fling, a summer concert series, and annual AppleFest.  The business district features many quaint shops and eateries, within walking distance of most of the community.  The townspeople are friendly…the schools and public services are first rate…and the opportunities here are limited only by one’s creativity and imagination. On your next visit to Vermont, stop by Fair Haven…and spend the day…or a lifetime…

  • 2015 Consumer Confidence Report
  • The Town of Fair Haven is seeking to fill the vacant seat of Town Representative to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in or have questions regarding this position, please contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x1.
  • Biosolids: Beneficial Reuse Fact Sheet
  • Warning-Fair Haven Town School District
  • Reminder:  2016 Transfer Station permits are available in the Town Office for $5.00 each and are required in order for residents to use the Transfer Station.  Proof of residency (Fair Haven/West Haven) will be required at the time of purchase.  Contact the Town Office at 265-3010, x1 with questions regarding permits.

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Public Service Announcement

  • Many Vermont Veterans, or Veterans in the surrounding tri-state area, do not know that the Vermont Home for Veterans exists or of the programs and care that they provide for service men and women, their spouses and families. For more information, visit the sites below.

    http://vvh.vermont.gov
    https://www.facebook.com/vtvetshome

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