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!
- COVID-19 vaccinations: Booster shots and first shots are available. Click here for more information.
- Christmas tree collection: If your Christmas tree is still by your roadside, call the Department of Public Works at 802-476-3522 with the address and they will pick it up when they are not busy maintaining roads. Please make sure it is clean of all decorations. No wreaths, please.
- Barre Town Budget Committee meetings Tuesdays, 6p-7:50p, Jan 25-Mar 29: These meetings are open to the public. Click here to see the next budget committee meeting agenda and how to participate.
- Homeowners: Late on Your Bills Due to the Pandemic? The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities, including water/sewer, electricity, and home heating, as well as property taxes, and homeowner's or condominium association fees. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner's primary home. Other eligibility criteria also apply. If applicants are approved, payments will be made directly to service providers. To learn more and apply, visit vermonthap.vhfa.org or call (833) 221-4208. If you rent your home, a separate rental assistance program is available through the Vermont State Housing Authority at erap.vsha.org .
- Public input on recovery spending sought: Barre Town is receiving $2.3 million in federal funds to help our community recover from the impact the pandemic has had, and invest in the future. The Selectboard welcomes public input on how to best spend these funds. PLEASE NOTE, what the town is allowed to spend the money on is limited. Click here to see guidance on what’s allowed in the six categories, and for ways to provide input.
- Seeking volunteers - The Selectboard is seeking letters of interest from Town residents willing to serve:
-Cemetery Commission (meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm)
-Housing Advisory Committee (meets as needed)
-Deputy Health Officer. This position pays a small stipend. The Deputy Health Officer handles calls and cases in the Health Office's absence. The Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer enforce state rental housing regulations and deal with dog bite cases. Training is available.
Applications or letters of interests will be considered for appointment upon receipt. For more information, call the Town Manager's Office at (802) 479-9331.
- Vault Time/Title Searches: A friendly reminder that we are strongly encouraging appointments for vault time and title searches. Please call the Town Clerk's office at 802-479-9391 prior to your visit. Thank you for working with us to keep to help keep our community healthy!
- Overnight parking ban: The winter, overnight on-street parking ban is in effect from November 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022 regardless of weather.
- Partial roof replacement: Bids are due Thu Jan 27, 10:30a. Click here for the bidding instructions and specifications.
- 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.