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.  COVID-19: Click here to view all changes to Town of Barre operations, services, and events due to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, including:
    -Access to town offices
    -Access to public meetings
    -Cancelled events 
  2. Development Review Board April 8, 2020 public hearing participation instructions:-
    -Teleconference 802-861-2663, participant code 489078
    -Click here to join by Zoom Video Conferencing
  3. Click on the links for the Barre Town Election Results:  School vote, Democratic Primary, Republican Primary.
  4. 2018-2019 Barre Town Report now available online here
  5. Summer Employment: The town is accepting applications for 6 full time, summer positions across Barre Town Public Works, Engineering, Recreation and Cemetery. Pay starts at $11.75, and can be up to $13 for very good attendance. Application review begins March 27. See details here.
  6. Participate in the U.S. Census: Our community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. Your participation means that federal funds, grants and supports to states and local governments can be based on more accurate population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors. You should receive an invitation this month to complete the 2020 Census. Once you do, you may respond either online, by phone, OR by mail. More information can be found at https://www.2020census.gov.
  7. Fireworks Notices:
    -Applications for displays of Class B or Class C fireworks are due to the Town Clerk’s office at least 15 days prior to the display date to allow enough time for review and notice to your neighbors. Click here for the fireworks display permit application or  call the Town Clerk’s office for a copy or your questions at 479-9391. -Those who display Class B or Class C fireworks without a permit may be fined per state statute 20 V.S.A. § 3135.
    -Click here for a list of recent and upcoming fireworks displays that have been permitted in Barre Town.