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. Lawn waste site CLOSED for the season
  2. Runners on roads Thanksgiving morning: If you are out and about on Websterville and Graniteville Roads on Thu Nov 25, please be aware of runners on those roads between 9:30am and 11am. The event is the annual Barre Congregational Church’s Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot fundraiser 5K.
  3. Nov 30 Selectboard meeting canceled: The November 30 Barre Town Selectboard meeting is canceled.  The Selectboard will resume its regular weekly meeting schedule on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
  4. COVID-19 vaccinations: Booster shots and first shots are available. Click here for more information.
  5. Public input on recovery spending sought: Barre Town is receiving $2,307,709 in federal funds to help our community recover from the impact the pandemic has had, and invest in the future. The Selectboard welcomes public input on how to best spend these funds. PLEASE NOTE, what the town is allowed to spend the money on is limited. Click here to see guidance on what’s allowed in the six categories, and for ways to provide input.
  6. Seeking volunteers - The Selectboard is seeking letters of interest from Town residents willing to serve:
    -Cemetery Commission (meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm)
    -Housing Advisory Committee (meets as needed)
    -Budget Committee (meets Tuesday evenings weekly from Jan 25 through Mar 29, with a few extra meetings possible.
    -Deputy Health Officer. This position pays a small stipend. The Deputy Health Officer handles calls and cases in the Health Office's absence. The Health Officerand Deputy Health Officer enforce state rental housing regulations and deal with dog bite cases. Training is available.
    Applications or letters of interests will be considered for appointment upon receipt. For more information, call the Town Manager's Office at (802) 479-9331.
  7. Vault Time/Title Searches:  A friendly reminder that we are strongly encouraging appointments for vault time and title searches. Please call the Town Clerk's office at 802-479-9391 prior to your visit. Thank you for working with us to keep to help keep our community healthy!
  8. Overnight parking ban: The winter, overnight on-street parking ban is in effect from November 1 to April 1 regardless of weather.
Bid Opportunities
  • None at this time.
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