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!
- Christmas Tree Pickup: If you have a Christmas tree you don’t know what to do with come January, Barre Town’s DPW collects them to be chipped into mulch at the town lawn waste site. To make use of this free service, first remove ALL decorations from the tree, then place it by the road. Residents are not required to use this service, but do not burn the tree, send it to a landfill, or put it in a waterway or drainage way. Weather and road maintenance schedule permitting, trees will be picked up from the roadsides that are north of Route 302 between January 6 and 10 and south of Route 302 between January 13 and 17.
- 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.
- 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! More details are available at barretownthunderchickens.com/events.
- 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.
- Taxes due Tue Feb 18 (next quarterly property tax installment and semi-annual sewer use fee).
- 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.