Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Barre City Police Department?
Barre Town and Barre City are separate municipalities.  If you have an incident to which the Barre City Police Department responded or needs to respond to, call (802) 476-6613.

I need to provide insurance information to an officer, how do I do it?
You can drop off a copy at our office, Monday-Friday 8-4, fax a copy to (802) 476-7211, or email the officer handling your case. 
How do I obtain a Police Report (Accident or incident report)?
Complete a record request form and bring it to the Police Department Monday-Friday 8-4. There may be a fee charged for requested records. Request Form

When is the Winter Parking  Ban?
Winter Parking Ban starts on November 1st through April 1st every year. Winter Parking Ban hours are 11:00 pm through 7:00 am. The Parking Ban is in effect regardless of weather conditions. Violations will result in a parking ticket, and your vehicle may be towed. 
I lost my traffic ticket, what should I do?
Call our administration line to receive a photocopy.
I received a traffic ticket, what do I need to do?
Follow the directions on the back of the white copy of the ticket. Be sure to respond in the appropriate time frame, otherwise, your privilege to operate a motor vehicle may be suspended. 
I am interested in doing a ride-along.  Does Barre Town allow for ride-alongs and if so how do I go about it?
The Barre Town Police Department does ride-alongs as resources allow. If you are interested, complete a Ride-Along Request form and waiver, return it to the Barre Town Police Department Monday through Friday 8-4, and someone will be in touch. If it is a juvenile the parent/guardian will have to sign the waiver also. Ride Along Request
How do get fingerprints done?
If you have been arrested by the Barre Town Police Department and need to have fingerprints done call our administration line to make an appointment.  If you were arrested by a different police department call that police department to make an appointment. 
For any other reason (e.g., employment, volunteering) you will need to contact Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (802) 223-3001.
Do you carry DMV forms?
Yes, we do but a limited amount. The forms we have can be picked up in our lobby.  All DMV forms can be found on the Vermont DMV website
My vehicle got hit in a parking lot and I did not notice it until later.  What do I do now?
Contact your insurance company and call our non-emergency line (802) 479-0508 to report it. 
My organization would like to tour the Police Department or meet the Police dog. How do I do that? 
Call our office at (802) 479-0509, to schedule a time. 

What should I do if I plan to go out of Town for a while?
Residents may ask trusted neighbors to keep an eye on their property. Putting lights on timers may also help make your home appear occupied when you are away. Barre Town residents may request, when resources are available, for Officers to periodically check on their residence by calling our office at (802) 479-0509. 

How do I obtain a restraining order?
Retraining orders are issued by the Family Court.  During business hours you can go directly to the Barre City Court House, Family Division on N. Main St, Barre City, VT.  If it is after hours call (800) 540-9990.  Also if you need any assistance with this please feel free to call our non-emergency line (802) 479-0508.
How can I find out if a convicted sex offender lives in my neighborhood?
You can check that online at the Vermont Crime Infomation Center.