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. Pick up your free radon test kit  Oct 16-Nov 17: Take the first step to protecting yourself from this common cause of lung cancer by picking up a radon test kit, including simple instructions, from the Town Clerk’s Office at 149 Websterville Road 8am-4:30pm or the cancer center at Central Vermont Medical Center 8am-4:30pm. Parents of Barre Town School students can also pick up a radon test kit at Barre Town School office from 8am to 3:30pm on school days. For more info, see the August newsletter, p2-3 or visit the Vermont Department of Health's Radon page here.
  2. Lawn waste site on Holden Road is open to receive your leaves. Hours through early November (exact date to be announced) are Mon 3p-6p, Wed 3p-6p, Thu 9a-12p, and Sat 8a-12p. Click here for more info on how to use the site.
  3. Comment on Barre Town's Hazard Mitigation Plan by 4:30pm Wed Nov 1. A draft of the updated Hazard Mitigation Plan can be downloaded by clicking here. It focuses on natural hazards and how to reduce our risks in the event of storms, flooding, and the like. We welcome public input to improve the plan. Send comments to crogers@barretown.org; Town of Barre, PO Box 116, Websterville VT, 05678; or drop off anytime in the night deposit box at the front of the Municipal Building.
  4. Work on Church Hill Rd this fall - updated Oct 20. Click here for the latest status update on the Websterville Fire District water line replacement project. 

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