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Planning and Zoning

Beginning at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2024, the Barre Town Planning Commission will be hosting a public forum at the Barre Town Municipal Building at 149 Websterville Rd to explain the benefits of Barre Town's newly designated village centers (East Barre, South Barre, Lower Graniteville, and Upper Websterville).  To join this meeting remotely through Microsoft Teams, use the following link:  Barre Town's Village Centers Public Forum

The Planning and Zoning Department is essentially two separate entities, although closing related. The Zoning Administrator oversees both functions and provides staff support to both the Planning Commission and the Development Review Board .   

The Planning side deals with how the Town develops, working with the Planning Commission to manage the Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Ordinance, and Town Plan.  The main purpose is to ensure controlled orderly growth. 

The Zoning function is to ensure that the Zoning Bylaws are followed.  This can mean reviewing and issuing  zoning permits, certificates of occupancies, zoning enforcement, and referring applicants, if necessary, to the the Development Review Board.  The function of zoning is to make sure everybody in town is using the same guidelines as they develop property and it attempts to control unsightly areas making our town a great place to live.
If you are developing or planning to in the near future, our office is a good place to start.  Most development permit applications come from this office. All available applications  can be found on the Permit and Forms page. In addition, if you are considering buying property in Barre Town, the Zoning Office is a great resource and it is a good idea to consult with us before making that purchase. 
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