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 recreate!  

Timely Announcements

  1. Barre Unified Union School District Budget Results: Click here to view the Barre Town results from the Wed Jun 9 revote. 
  2. Renters: Need help paying past due utility bills because of COVID-19?  The Department of Public Service can help eligible Vermont residential renters. You do not need to be late on your rent to apply.  Find out more at https://publicservice.vermont.gov leavingsiteicon
  3. Town Forest Logging Workshop Sat Jun 19, 9a, Capital Quarry Road. The town will host another workshop at this winter's logging site Meet on the Capital Quarry Rd. This is the dirt road off of Violette Street in Websterville, there will be signs on Violette Street that morning directing you. Presenters will be Vermont Land Trust’s steward of the Barre Town Forest, forester Caitlin Cusack; the town’s consulting forester on the logging operation Jeff Smith; and the State’s County Forester for Washington County, Robert Nelson. Selectboard members and town staff will be in attendance. For more background on the town forest click here. To review the Town Forest Management Plan, click here.
  4. Invitations to bid
  5. Summer help needed: The town seeks DPW summer helpers. Click here to see the job posting.
  6. Lawn waste site:
    • Hours: The lawn waste site is open Saturdays 8am-12pm and Wednesdays 3pm-6pm.  For more information, click here
    • Volunteers needed: Value this service and know someone who might volunteer 2-3 hours on another weekday? Please have them call us at (802) 479-9331. For more information, click here.
  7. Town offices are open to the public as of May 10. More information is here.
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