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  

The Barre Town Municipal Building will be closed on
Friday, July 5, 2019
This includes the following offices:  Town-Clerk Treasurer, Town Manager, Assessor, Zoning & Planning, and Town Engineer.

  1. I-89 Exit 6 northbound closed now through July 30 according to the VTrans, for the blasting phase of the ledge removal project. It will be closed all hours and all days of the week. Plan on delays. Trucks must use exit 7. cars may use exit 5 or exit 7. For more information, click here: https://resources.vtrans.vermont.gov/factsheet/default.aspx?pin=13A364.

  2. Learn to Skateboard Sat Jun 22, 1-3pm at the Travis Mercy Memorial Skateboard Park in the Barre Town Rec Area, 46 Websterville Rd. All ages welcome. You’ll need your own skateboard and other protective gear, but you’ll receive a new helmet courtesy of the Vermont Bicycle Shop. Contact Linda Mercy by June 20 for more info and to register at 479-3405. Click here for the flyer and more details.
  3. Two Transportation Safety Advisory Committee members needed. This committee makes recommendations to the Selectboard about all matters related to town highway and parking areas. Common matters heard by TSAC are changes in speed limits, establishing stop or yield intersections, and placing traffic advisory signs. More about TSAC is on this webpage. Questions about this committee may be addressed to the staff contact, Town Engineer Harry Hinrichsen, or its current members. If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact the Town Manager's Office at 802-479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.
  4. Now accepting reservations for this year's tennis lessons Jul 23-26 and Jul 29-Aug 2 via this reservation form. Registration is not yet open because tennis lessons will depend on the timing of the tennis court rehab project. And that timing is dependent on weather. We will update by July 1 those who reserve a spot. Questions? Contact us at (802)479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.
  5. Would you like a nature guide through the Barre Town Forest? Every Tuesday morning June 4-Sep 24, Barre Town Forest Friend volunteer Marianne Kotch leads easy to moderate walks to explore various trails and lookouts. All ages welcome, and dogs on leashes too.  All walks begin at 9am at the 44 Brook St. parking area for the town forest in Websterville and last approximately an hour and a half.  Contact Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 for details.

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