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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

Click here to view the results of the Barre Town, August 11, 2020 State Primary Elections..

  1. COVID-19-related information: 
    -Click here to view all changes to Town of Barre operations, services, and events due to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. 
    -Click here for COVID-19 resources, including trusted sources for information and support.
    -Support local businesses! The Barre Partnership is maintaining a list of whether and how local businesses are open for business, as they know it, here. If you know of a change, email them at director@thebarrepartnership.com.
  2. Property tax bills will be mailed by August 15 and will be due September 15.
  3. DRB and regional transportation committee vacancies. If you’re interested in helping our community, please consider applying for an alternate seat to the Development Review Board or one of the two Barre Town seats on the Transportation Advisory Committee to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission. For more information on what these bodies do, click the links or call the town at 479-9331.
  4. Participate in the U.S. Census: Did you know Vermont relies on federal money for almost a third of its budget? The Census helps determine how federal funds are distributed to states. As of August 5, 68.2% of Barre Town residents have responded to the census. If you haven’t already, please respond to the Census online at my2020census.gov leavingsiteicon
  5. Work on town roads is underway: Road milling is scheduled to be finished in July. Paving is shceduled Aug 4, if it is not raining, on Allen St, Bride St, Christie St, Holden Rd, Middle Rd, Graniteville Rd, and Upper Quarry Hill Rd. Plan for traffic delays and heed flaggers. Click here to view the entire milling and paving list
  6. 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.