The village of Swanton lies within Swanton Town, in northern Franklin County. To the west is Lake Champlain, to the east Interstate 89 followed by the foothills of the Green Mountains. The Missisquoi River runs through the village, with the historic Swanton Dam forming the signature Falls.
The Swanton Police Department serves the Village of Swanton and provides contracted services to the town of Swanton.
The Swanton Fire Department serves the Village and Town of Swanton
Swanton Village Public works includes the highway department, Swanton Electric, and Swanton Water and Wastewater