- Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Credit Claim forms for 2021 now available from the Vermont Department of Taxes here.
- Town-wide property reappraisal project underway: Town staff will be visiting neighborhoods and properties to collect and verify real estate property information. They will have Town of Barre ID cards. A few weeks before a neighborhood will be visited, property owners should receive this postcard with more details. If you own but don’t reside at your Barre Town property, please notify the tenants or occupants of the visit. For more information about why the town is conducting a reappraisal, see your August Barre Town newsletter here.
- Interior inspection forms for reappraisal: Due to COVID-19 we are unable to do interior inspections. Our office has started mailing out interior inspection forms to all property owners who were not home when we visited their property for exterior inspections. Please complete both sides of this form and correct any information that is not right and return it to us. We will not be contacting you unless we have questions.
The Assessor's Office has the responsibility for the appraisal of all real and personal property located within the Town of Barre. This includes all new properties created either through subdivisions or new buildings and any changes in existing properties whether permitted or not. Records on all properties are kept concerning ownership, value, and physical description of all properties. There is an assessment card for each property which reflects all the pertinent information of that particular property so a fair and accurate appraised value can be made.
The principal responsibility of the Assessor's Office is the valuation of properties and preparation of the Grand List (all properties located within Barre Town) and related procedures according to V.S.A. Title 32 and other Titles and Acts pertaining to assessment and taxation. This includes following any building permits issued to completion in order to have an accurate description of the property when complete inside and out. Tax maps are kept on all parcels and revised as necessary for newly created subdivisions or mergers of land (lots).