We tell them "A copy is a copy, regardless of format."  We have not had a lot of requests to take pictures but, when we do, it is still a dollar per page (or in the case of maps, the applicable copy fee). I would not allow flash photography, though.

Deanna Robitaille
Montgomery Town Clerk & Treasurer
PO Box 356, 98 Main Street
Montgomery Center, VT  05471
(802) 326-4719

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On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Barbara <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

In this new age of electronic everything, everyone has a cell phone with photo capabilities.  Putney does not allow photos to be taken but requires the researchers to use the copy machine. 


Please let us know how your offices deal with this especially with sensitive land records etc.


Barbara Taylor

Asst Clerk

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