Welcome to Tunbridge!

Welcome to the official Town of Tunbridge, Vermont, website, where residents and visitors are kept up-to-date on town government and activities.

Established in 1761, Tunbridge has three villages and five covered bridges that follow the First Branch of the White River and Vermont Route 110. Located in Orange County, the town’s roughly 1,000 residents host the Tunbridge World’s Fair every September and take pride in their agrarian history. Students from pre-kindergarten until eighth-grade attend Tunbridge Central School in North Tunbridge. High school students are part of the state’s school choice program. Follow this link to learn more about the town’s history.

Town Notices:

March 9, 2023

The annual Town Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Follow this link to see the Warning. Click here to read or download the Town Report. Follow this link to see a recording of the meeting and click here to read the minutes.

December 29, 2022

The Tunbridge Cemetery Commission is seeking bids for mowing and weed whacking of the following cemeteries: Durkee Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Monarch Cemetery, Rowell Cemetery, Strafford Road Cemetery, Village Cemetery, Hutchinson Cemetery, Old Hutchinson Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ordway Cemetery, Button Hill Cemetery and South Tunbridge Cemetery. Bids are due on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 by 2:00pm. You may mail your bid for one or all cemeteries to Tunbridge Town Clerk, P.O. Box 6, Tunbridge VT 05077 or drop off directly to the Town Clerk. For questions please call Mariah at 802-889-5521.

December 27, 2022

The latest issue of The Tunbridge Quarterly has been mailed out and is also online. Follow this link to read all about it! The next deadline for submissions is March 15, 2023.

December 15, 2022

The Town Clerk’s office be closed Monday, January 2.

December 15, 2022

The Town of Tunbridge is accepting applications between now and January 1 for the distribution of ARPA funds. Follow this link for the application form.

The ARPA Funds Application due date has been postponed to January 16, 2023. A letter of intent is due by the original January 1, 2023, deadline. Please email, mail or drop off in person your letter of intent and applications no later than 2 pm on their respective due dates. Email Mariah Cilley, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard with any questions at [email protected].

Click here to see video and notes from the Sept. 21 and Nov. 15 informational meetings.

November 9, 2022

Tunbridge results from the general election on November 8:

Prop 2: Yes- 570  No- 84
Prop 5: Yes- 513  No- 161

U.S. Senate: Gerald Malloy- 223  Peter Welch- 473
Representative to Congress: Becca Balint- 416  Liam Madden- 216
Governor: Phil Scott- 507  Brenda Siegel- 175
Lieutenant Governor: Joe Benning- 320  David Zuckerman- 359
State Treasurer: H. Brooke Paige- 274  Mike Pieciak- 424
Secretary of State: Sarah Copeland Hanzas- 439  H. Brooke Paige- 264
Auditor of Accounts: Doug Hoffer- 445  Rick Morton- 251
Attorney General: Charity Clark- 418  Michael Tagliavia- 278
State Senator: John Klar- 297  Mark McDonald- 416
State Representative: John O’Brien- 566
Probate Judge: Kathryn A.C. Kennedy- 564
Assistant Judge: Laurel Mackin- 465  Joyce McKeeman- 386
States Attorney: Dickson Corbett- 522
Sheriff: Bill Bohnyak- 312  George C. Contois- 357
High Bailiff: Bob Worley- 507

Justice of the Peace:
Gordon Barnaby- 428
Amy Frost- 328
Marsha Higgins- 399
Rob Howe- 444
John O’Brien- 409
Helen O’Donnell- 337
Margaret Rogers- 362

July 15, 2021

The Tunbridge Selectboard is looking to fill the following positions:

Animal Control Officer: The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing State laws and the Town Ordinance dealing with the care, treatment, licensing, and impounding of animals; picks up sick, injured, stray, or vicious animals; and issues citations for violations. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is responsible for enforcing the Tunbridge Dog Ordinance and Vermont State dog licensing laws. The dog ordinance covers a wide range of nuisance dog violations and defines steps that can be taken to enforce the ordinance. It is the responsibility of dog owners to make themselves familiar with the Dog Ordinance and take necessary measures to care for and control their pets. Dogs picked up that are in violation of the Dog Ordinance will normally be held in the pound keeper’s facility. Dogs that remain unclaimed after five days are assessed for suitability as pets and those judged suitable are placed into an adoption program run by the ACO. If, as sometimes happens, the dog requires the care of a veterinarian, the owner is responsible for any expenses incurred. In addition to enforcing the ordinance, the animal control officer, who has an extensive background in dog behavior, training, and care, spends a good deal of time educating and counseling dog owners. The hope is that this will reduce future problems with dogs and increase the number of responsible dog owners in the Town of Tunbridge.

Recycling Coordinator: A recycling coordinator encourages residents to recycle appropriate items, allowing materials to be reused instead of wasted. They work to educate the community on the value of recycling, develop programs to support the cause and helps make it easy for people to participate. These efforts help make the community more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Please reach out to Mariah Cilley, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard at [email protected] if you have questions or are interested!

April 28, 2020

A State Permit to start a fire is required for open burning. You do not need a permit for a fire pit for recreational use, as long as it is constructed or a manufactured pit or area that is 3′ by 3′ or less. You cannot use that pit for burning yard or other debris without a permit. Bonfires now need a permit. Any fire where you are burning structure debris requires an additional Air Pollution Permit plus a permit from the Town Fire Warden.

Call Brenda Field at 889-5548 or John Durkee at 889-3408 for fire permits (leave your name and call back number if you get voicemail). We are allowed to give permits out over the phone by filling out our copy of the permit for you with all your information and letting you know your responsibilities. We get an update each morning from Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation regarding conditions in our area.