The Assessor's Office has the responsibility for the appraisal of all real and personal property located within the Town of Barre. This includes all new properties created either through subdivisions or new buildings and any changes in existing properties whether permitted or not. Records on all properties are kept concerning ownership, value, and physical description of all properties. There is an assessment card for each property which reflects all the pertinent information of that particular property so a fair and accurate appraised value can be made.
The principal responsibility of the Assessor's Office is the valuation of properties and preparation of the Grand List (all properties located within Barre Town) and related procedures according to V.S.A. Title 32 and other Titles and Acts pertaining to assessment and taxation. This includes following any building permits issued to completion in order to have an accurate description of the property when complete inside and out. Tax maps are kept on all parcels and revised as necessary for newly created subdivisions or mergers of land (lots).