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. The results of the August 9, 2022 Election can be viewed by clicking here.
  2. The Town Recreation Board is offering another free outdoor movie night on Saturday, August 13 at dusk.  This time the movie will be offered near the picnic shelter in the Town recreation area.  The movie will be Hotel Transylvania. 
  3. On Monday, August 15, the first property tax and sewer use fee payments are due. 
  4. The Public Works Department continues to prepare for road paving. The DPW will be working in higher traffic roads such Middle Road, Windy Wood Road, and Websterville Road in East Barre. They will also will be work in numerous side streets. Please be on the look-out for orange and black road construction signs.  Please slow down in work zones for your own safety and for the flaggers' and construction workers' safety. The plaving contraction has a tentative start date of August 11. 
  5. Summer Help Needed:  Applications for full-time or part-time work with the Public Works Department are being accepted.  The DPW could really use two people for about three weeks to trim brush and cut tree limbs blocking visibility of road signs. The Town will consider applications for just this work.  High school seniors, or other high school students who are at least 18 years old, are invited to apply.  Contact the Town Managers Office for an application or for more information about any summer work. 
  6. COVID-19 vaccinations: Booster shots and first shots are available. Click here for more information.
  7. Homeowners: Late on Your Bills Due to the Pandemic? Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.

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.