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

Click here to view the March 6, 2018 Election Results.

  1. Summer employment: DPW and the Recreation and Cemetery departments are still accepting applications for summer employees. Review of applications has begun but will continue until the positions are filled. Click here for more details.
  2. Attention Barre Town homeowners, especially those who qualify for land use exemptions! The deadline to file your HS-122 Homestead Declaration tax form with the State of VT Dept. of Taxes is April 17, 2018.  If you are a Vermont resident, own and occupy your home as a primary residence on April 1, 2018 then you must file the HS-122 to receive the residential education tax rate, which is lower than the non-residential rate.  This applies to all property owners, even those who do not file a Vermont State income tax return annually.  For more information on filing your homestead declaration click here, call the Tax Department at 802-828-2865 or the Barre Town Assessor's Office at 802-479-2595.  If you require a copy of your property tax bill contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 479-9391 or email dkelty@barretown.org. You may also want to refer to the State's Tax Time FAQ sheet.
  3. You're invited to the last two budget meetings Mon Mar 26 and Tue Mar 27, 6p-8p. The Monday agenda includes review of the Recreation, Police, and Employee Benefits budgets, and deciding on a few open items. On Tuesday the committee will make its final decisions on the remaining open items and budgets. View the proposed 2018-2019 proposed budgets (fund summaries) here. (The General Fund budget summary is not yet available). 
  4. Fiscal year 2016-2017 Barre Town Report now available at Lawson’s Store, Graniteville General Store, Quarry Hill Quick Stop, Trow Hill Grocery, Brookside Country Store, Hannaford Grocery, or the Municipal Building. It will also be viewable online here soon.
  5. Annual Egg Hunt Sat Mar 31, 10a at Barre’s Rotary Park just below the Barre City Elementary and Middle School. The hunt is on starting 10am sharp and will end when all the eggs are gone! The egg hunt is for children from ages 3 to 10. Please leave pets at home. The event is free but please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food shelf. Click here for the flyer.
  6. Rabies clinic Sat Mar 31, 1p-3p for dogs and cats at the South Barre Fire Station. The fee is $15 per pet. If you and your dog live in Barre Town, you may license your dog at the same time.
  7. While the Budget Committee is active, Jan 30-Mar 27, the Selectboard starts its regular Tuesday meetings at 8pm.
  8. Register to vote online now through the Vermont Secretary of State website here, or in person at the Clerk's office at 149 Websterville Rd.

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