The Town of Barre is nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont. Our  lovely and intimate community was officially chartered in 1781 and is now home to approximately 7,900 residents.

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The Town of Barre

is home to four small unincorporated villages; including East Barre, Websterville, Graniteville, and South Barre. Each village has a post office, stores, a playground and churches. Barre Town is known for its large granite quarries, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural scenery, outstanding school, great residential neighborhoods, modern recreation facilities and attractive industrial park. As an integral part of the Barre-Montpelier urban area, our families enjoy all the conveniences of an urban area while residing in some of the state's most beautiful, rural environments. Come visit our community anytime, there are many ways to enjoy our Town Forest, bike paths, and recreation facilities all year round. With our rich history of entrepreneurship, some of the world’s hardest working and most creative people, and an unparalleled quality of life, there is no better place than Barre Town to live, work, raise a family, grow a business, or just visit!  

Timely Announcements

  1. To view the results of the January 31, 2017 Barre Town School Act 46 revote click here.  The next election will be the Annual Barre Town Middle & Elementary School meeting and the Spaulding Union High School meeting.  The Australian ballot election will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  Click here to view the sample ballot.  Polling hours are 7:00 am - 7:00 p.m. at the Barre Town School gym.  To request early ballots contact the Town Clerk's Office at 479-9391.
  2. Rabies Clinic Sat Mar 11, 1-3pm, South Barre Fire Station: Do you have a dog or cat that has NOT had a rabies shot in the last 3 years? Bring your pet to the Barre Town Fire Department’s annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats. The fee is $15.00 per animal. All proceeds benefit the Barre Town Fire Department. Pets from outside Barre Town also welcome. For the convenience of our residents, Barre Town pets can get licensed during the clinic, too.

  3. Barre Town’s Non-Partisan Town Caucus, Mon Mar 13, 6:30 p.m., Barre Town Municipal Building. Anyone of any political party, or unaffiliated with any political party, is invited to participate. Help determine the candidates for Barre Town Selectboard and our other elected positions.
  4. Barre Town is seeking summer help - apply by Mon Mar 20. Click here for more details.
  5. If you don’t have a house number prominently showing at your driveway, and if you were to need emergency services at your house, emergency personnel might not find you as quickly as they would with a house number on your mailbox post. The Town makes it easy by selling house number signs for just $10. To order yours, contact Tina at 479-9331, or click here to access the form with instructions.
  6. File your Homestead Declaration Form early! Every Vermont homeowner must file the Homestead Declaration Form (HS-122), regardless of whether you need to file a state income tax return. If you don't, you'll pay higher taxes than you need to! This year the deadline is April 18 for the home you occupy as of April 1, 2017. BUT it is in your interest to file early, so that your property tax bills for the fiscal year starting July 1 are correct. For the same reason, file the HS-122 early even if you inted to ask for an extension on filing your income tax return. To file by mail, click her to download and fill out the pdf at this link. To file electronically, you must first visit the state's new online tax submission portal at myvtax.vermont.gov to create an account. A letter with your access code and further instructions will be mailed to your address.
  7. From the newsletter: Backyard Composting Workshop on Wed, Apr 5, 6pm-8pm here for more info about the workshop. If you think you will purchase one (or more!) ready-made backyard composting bins during the workshop, please contact Cassandra Hemmenway at CVSWMD: 802-229-9383 x102, or cassandrah@cvswmd.org. Registration for the workshop is not required.

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