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. Taxes due TODAY Fri Feb 15: The 3rd installment of property taxes, and the 2nd installment of the sewer use charge. Use the method most convenient for you:
  2. Do you like snowmobiling, eating, silent auctions, quilts, or skateboarding? The Mercy Family and Barre Town Thunder Chickens’ annual fundraiser extravaganza for the Travis Mercy Memorial Skate Park on Sat Feb 16Click here for the poster and more details.
  3. Information on the FY19-20 proposed budgets:
    • You're invited to attend Barre Town budget meetings every Tuesday, 6-8pm, from Jan 29 to Mar 26. See the next agenda here, posted on Fridays. The Tue Feb 19 agenda will include review of the highway fund budget.
    • For summaries on the fund budgets proposed so far, click here. Some summaries include highlights for the proposed budget.
  4. The newly created Barre Unified Union School District will have a special election on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to vote on amendments to the Aricles of Agreement.  Click here to view the warning. or here to view the Sample ballot.  The Australian ballot voting polling hours are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Barre Town Elementary School gymnasium.  To request an early ballot contact the Town Clerk's office at 802-479-9391 or email wmoore@barretown.org.
  5. Freezing Fun For Families registration now open! The 20th annual snow softball tournament  to benefit families battling childhood cancer is now open. Register your team here, learn more about this year's highlighted beneficiaries here, and learn more about the organization and donate here.
  6. Seeking Rec Board member: The Selectboard seeks to fill a vacancy on the Recreation Board to finish a term ending in 2020. This active Board puts on well-attended events throughout the year that give residents, especially families, opportunities to play outside. They also have oversight of all the town’s recreation properties. The Board meets the first Monday of the month at 6pm. For more information or indicate your interest in serving, contact the town manager’s office at offices@barretown.org or 479-9331.
  7. Rabies Clinic Sat Mar 9, 1-3p at the South Barre Fire Station. Did you receive a postcard from the Barre Town Clerk alerting you that the rabies certificate the town has on file for your dog is due to expire? Or does your dog or cat otherwise needs a rabies vaccination? Know that you have a low-cost option to vaccinate your pet.
    • Cost: $15 per vaccination.
    • Dog and cats must be leashed and/or in a carrier.
    • Save time by completing the forms in advance and bringing to the clinic - coming soon.
    • Residents and non-residents are welcome.
    • The Barre Town Clerk will be on hand to license Barre Town dogs. 

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