Welcome to Tunbridge!

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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 30, 2021

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 June 15, 2021.

February 10, 2021

The Selectboard has created a policy and form for those who feel a town plow truck has damaged their mailbox. Follow this link to read or download the form.

January 26, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Selectboard voted at their Jan. 26 meeting to move Town Meeting outdoors to the Tunbridge fairgrounds on May 22, 2021. CDC recommendations will be followed for gathering.

January 9, 2021

The results of today’s balloting to determine whether or not to dissolve the First Branch School District and reestablish the Tunbridge School District are:

135 in favor
144 against

November 18, 2020

Starting Monday, November 23, 2020, the Town Clerk’s office will be closed to the public due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Town Clerk will be available Monday-Friday 8 am-3 pm via phone (889-5521) and email (tctunbridge@live.com). If purchasing a dump ticket, please place money in the drop box and a ticket will be mailed to you the next business day. If there is an urgent matter, she will be available to meet at the office with a scheduled appointment. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time and stay safe Tunbridge!

October 26, 2020

Treasurer Becky Hoyt will have extended hours this week (Oct. 26-30), from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. She will accept the first round of taxes until Monday, Nov. 2, and the office will be open until 8 p.m. that day. As always, taxes can be mailed and the postmark will be accepted. Please keep in mind that it is best to have the post office hand cancel to make sure the postmark is readable. If anyone would like to drop their taxes off when the office is closed, please feel free to put the payment into the drop box located to the left of the front door. Please mark your check with the Parcel ID.

The school Budget was approved! Now we must wait 30 days to see if the results will be contested. As long as they are not contested, the state should send the treasurer the new rate after Nov. 17. The hope is to get the new bills out by the beginning of December. The new bills will not be due until Feb. 1, 2021. Contact Becky at 802-889-3571 or treasurer@tunbridge.biz if you have any questions or concerns.

July 30, 2020

Transfer Station tickets can be purchased at the Town Office during open office hours, or by mail. To purchase tickets by mail, leave payment and your return address at the Town Office building’s drop box. The box is located to the left of the entrance to the town office building. Tickets will be mailed to you. Please plan ahead.

April 30, 2020

As of Sunday, May 3, 2020, trash tickets for the Tunbridge Transfer Station will no longer be sold onsite. To purchase tickets, leave payment and your return address at the Town Office building’s drop box by MONDAY to receive tickets before the following Saturday. The box is located to the left of the entrance to the town office building. Tickets will be mailed to you. Please plan ahead.

The Town Clerk and Treasurer will process payments and tickets each Monday.

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.

April 2, 2020

Regular Selectboard meetings are being held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6pm via Zoom. Members of the public are able to join this meeting via Zoom as well. For information on how to join and the access link, please email tunbridge.adm.assist@gmail.com or call 802-889-5521.

April 1, 2020

The transfer station remains open. To keep us safe, we are not providing change for cash at the transfer station. Bring a check or cash in $5, $10 and $20 denominations. Dump tickets cost either $20 (yellow) or $30 (blue). Someone will be selling tickets 9 am-12noon at the transfer station. The station will continue to hold normal Saturday hours, 9 am- 3 pm. We are servicing one person at a time. Lines are long. Please be patient. This is NOT the time to bring a big pile of spring cleaning to the transfer station. Please only bring your perishable trash and recycling. Recycling is also happening one at a time.

March 17, 2020

As a precaution, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tunbridge Town Office will be closed to the public effective Tuesday morning, March 17 and until further notice. The Town Office staff will remain available to assist you by phone and email.

To reach the Town Clerk, email: tctunbridge@live.com or call (802) 889-5521 and leave a message. She will be monitoring messages and email from home and will return your message as soon as possible during her normal business hours. Most of our town clerk’s business can be done online, and the deadline to license dogs has been extended until further notice (meaning you will not receive a late fee if you license after April 1).

To reach the Treasurer and Listers with any tax related questions, call 889-3571.

The Treasurer’s email: treasurer@tunbridge.biz.

The Listers email: lister@tunbridge.biz

We encourage everyone to follow CDC and Department of Health hand-washing and social distancing recommendations.

Thank you for understanding that these are unusual times, requiring precautions for public safety and health.

May 6, 2019

Property tax payments can now be made by credit card. Follow this link for more information or to make a payment.