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Vernon: A Great Place to Live!


Vernon is a quiet, scenic, rural, safe, and mutually supportive community! We love the views of our forested hills, rolling farmland, scenic ponds, brooks and waterfalls, and the broad Connecticut River. We're proud of our excellent elementary school (and our students have secondary school choice available), our active recreation center with pool, tennis, picnic and softball facilities, well-maintained trails in our Municipal Forest, other natural areas, and a family-friendly beach on the river.

The town's rich history includes an extensive Native American presence and a long, continuing farming tradition. Vernon is in easy commuting distance from Brattleboro, Vt., Greenfield, Mass., and Keene, N.H., and just two hours from downtown Boston. Town-wide broadband supports small businesses and home offices. Nearby are multiple opportunities for skiing, hiking, and boating, as well as a wonderful array of cultural organizations: museums, theaters, music festivals and much more.

If you're considering joining us as a neighbor, please explore this site and check out our page of information for prospective residents!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are my elected officials?

The Town is governed by a five-member Selectboard in between Annual Town Meetings.
The Selectboard meets the first and third Tuesday nights each month (via Zoom currently, meeting ID 825 4632 0660, passcode Vernon).
Public comment is welcome at any meeting.
If you want to get on the agenda, contact the Town Administrator at

Visit our Town Directory for contact information for the Selectboard and all other elected and appointed town officers.

How is the Town governed?

Vernon has a Town Administrator, who answers to the Selectboard.  The Town Clerk, Town Listers and Town Treasurer are separately elected.  If you’re not sure where to go, start with the Town Clerk or the Town Administrator at 802-257-0292.

To contact other town officers, visit our Town Directory page. For information on meetings of the Selectboard and other boards and committees, visit our Agendas and Minutes page.

What do I do with my garbage and recycling?

Trash and recycling pick up takes place on Thursday,  with the exception of major holidays.  Trash must go in Pay As you Throw Bags, available at Cold Brook Store, Guilford Country Store and J Spec Auto.  The Town sells recycling bins for $14 each at Town Hall.

COVID Reminder—Town Hall closed to drop ins and you need to call first

Trash and Recycling Info

You can also take materials to the Windham Solid Waste Management Facility in Brattleboro.