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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. March 3, 2020 election information:  The Presidential Primary Ballots are available!  Click here to review or call the Town Clerk's Office to request an early ballot.  School ballots are expected by the end of the month.
  2. Calcutta fundraiser for Barre Town Softball Field Lights Fri Mar 13Click here for more details.
  3. Budget Committee meetings meet each Tuesday at 6p through the end of March at the Municipal Building at 149 Websterville Rd. Meetings are open to the public.
    -Upcoming agendas and previous minutes available on this page.
    -Summaries for available draft budgets available on this page.
  4. Teen Rec Program ideas needed: Do you know at least one 10-15 year old, or are you 10-15 years old? If yes, then the Recreation Board would like your input on what events or activities they could offer to these teens. Click on this link to access the survey. One response per person, please.
  5. Volunteers needed: The town is still accepting applications for various appointments: two alternates for the Development Review Board for one year terms, a term ending May 31, 2021 on the Housing Advisory Committee, and an alternate to the Central Vermont Fiber Board.
  6. Travis Mercy Memorial Skatepark fundraiser Sat Feb 22 organized by the Barre Town Thunder Chicken and the Mercy Family. Fun for fans of snowmobiling, eating, silent auctions, quilts, or skateboarding! Click here for the flyer. More details are available at barretownthunderchickens.com/events.
  7. Register your softball team for the Annual Freezing Fun for Families Winter Co-Ed softball charity tournament to be held Mar 6-8. Limit of 64 teams so don't delay! For more information visit freezingfunforfamilies.com. This year’s beneficiaries are 7-year old Logan Morrill from Morrisville and the Vose family from Brattleboro. They were recently announced on the Freezing Fun for Families Facebook page and more about them can be found there.
  8. 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.