Entering Shutesbury

Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute.  This is the official Town Website, maintained by the Town’s Web Communications Committee.

Have you returned your 2023 ANNUAL STREET LIST?  Please mail it to Town Clerk PO Box 264 Shutesbury MA 01072 -- or deposit it in the Drop Box outside town Hall.

Looking for trash bags? Trash bags and Leverett Transfer Station Stickers are available at the Shutesbury Elementary School shed during distribution times. Click here to view the distribution schedule.

Looking for meetings scheduled this month?  Go to Town calendars.

Looking for a particular meeting?  Zoom address?  past meeting?
Go to the Official Calendar of Town meetings.

Learn about Annual Town Meeting, the legislative branch of our town government.

News & Updates

Attorney General Denies 2023 Solar Bylaw

On November 16, 2023, Attorney General Campbell denied the amended Solar Bylaw approved by the January 2023 Special Town Meeting.  Read the AG's letter here. This leaves the 2020 Solar Bylaw in place, currently facing a private legal challenge.

Helpful Information

Voting For Students

For students who may be voting for the first time, or living away at school, information about how to register or where to register to vote can be helpful. 


Lake Wyola
Montague Road