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Public Notices

Scheduled Power Outage

There will be a scheduled interruption of electric service from the west side of Wall Street to the top of Dole Hill Road on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ...

Service should be restored no later than 12:00 noon. If bad weather interrupts the work, the power outage will be postponed to the following day (06/01/23).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Utility Superintendent James Russo at 802-485-7355. The Utilities Department sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause its customers.


Burn Permits

Burn Permits are required in the Town of Northfield. Please contact Fire Warden Brian Elwell at 802-279-4023 or Assistant Fire Warden Titus Soble at 802-793-9030 before you burn.


Summer Recreation Vacancies

The Town of Northfield is now accepting applications for several recreation positions for the 2023 summer season. Positions Available: Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard, and Water Safety Instructor...

All applicants must hold current certification. Application forms can be picked up at the Northfield Municipal Building (address below) or call 802-485-9823 to have one sent. Please mail or deliver your application to: Jeff Schulz, Town Manager, c/o Municipal Building, 51 South Main Street, Northfield, Vermont 05663 The Town of Northfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update

The Town of Northfield recently started an update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), which is updated every five years...

The LHMP is an important document for the Town as it assesses potential hazards to the community such as flooding, wind, and other disasters. An approved plan also is necessary for the Town to receive some State and Federal grants.
The Town has hired Paul Luciano (OPH Consulting Services) to assist with the LHMP update process. In addition, we have established a planning team to assist Mr. Luciano that includes the Zoning Administrator, the Highway Foreman, the Ambulance Service Chief, the Fire Department Chief, and the Town Manager.


Northfield VT Job Opportunity:
Police Chief

The Town of Northfield, Vermont (population 6,100) is seeking a Police Chief whose core values align with the Northfield Police Department values of Integrity, Fairness, and Service:

The preferred candidate will be collaborative, trustworthy, inclusive, and engaged. The Chief will seek to build connections across the community through positive, proactive communication and involvement.

The Police Chief will lead a department of six full-time officers with a current operating budget of $1,132,600. Northfield is located in central Vermont and is home to Norwich University, which has about 2,200 students on-campus and is the oldest private military college in the United States. The Town is governed by a five-member Select Board and has an appointed Town Manager.

The ideal candidate will have five years of police command experience, and must either be certified as a full-time officer in the State of Vermont by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council or be able to attain such certification within one year of appointment. The preferred candidate should have a background in community policing, restorative justice and mediation. The successful candidate will have completed cultural sensitivity and internal bias training, or be willing to participate in such programs. Appointment as Chief is contingent on successfully passing a criminal background check.

Salary is negotiable based upon experience. The town provides competitive health and dental benefits and participates in the Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement system. A complete job description is available by clicking the PDF icon below or by contacting the Town Manager at or 802-485-9822. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to or mail to: Northfield Town Manager, 51 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663. The Town will accept applications until the position is filled. The Town of Northfield is an equal opportunity employer.


Highway Equipment Operator/Laborer

The Town of Northfield, VT has an opening for an equipment operator/laborer within its Highway Department...

The highway equipment operator/laborer performs truck driving, plowing, and maintenance of roads and other town infrastructure. This is a full-time hourly position. The ideal candidate will have five years’ experience in road maintenance and construction. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please click the PDF icon below for the job description. To apply, please complete a job application or resume and send it to or mail to Northfield Town Manager, 51 South Main Street, Northfield, Vermont 05663. The Town will be accepting applications until the position is filled. The Town of Northfield is an equal opportunity employer.


Household Hazardous Waste Collections 2023

Mountain Alliance and Casella Waste Systems will hold two (2) HHW Collection events in 2023. The first was held in Randolph on Saturday, April 8, 2023. The second will be held behind the Northfield Fire Station from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023...

These events are only open to residents of Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield, Roxbury, and Northfield. Please click the PDF icon for information on the materials that will and will not be accepted at these events.


VPPSA 2023 Incentives

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) has new rebate and instant discount opportunities for its utility customers. This includes customers of the Northfield Electric Department...

Please click the PDF icon for more information.


ADA Non-Compliance Grievance Procedure

The Town of Northfield has adopted policies that affirm its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). Please click here to view the full text of the ADA Grievance Procedure.


Fireworks Permit Application

Northfield residents planning to hold a fireworks display should be aware that a local permit is required. Please note the permit application has to be submitted to the Town Manager at least fifteen (15) days prior to the event. Please click the PDF icon to download the form. If you have any questions, contact Town Manager Jeff Schulz at or at 802-485-9822.


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