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Welcome to the Town of Barnet
Barnet is a small Connecticut River town chartered in 1763 and settled between 1770 and 1773. Its five villages are Barnet Village, East Barnet, West Barnet, McIndoe Falls, and Passumpsic.

Town news & announcements:

  • 2020 Town Meeting Day Elections – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Barnet School (163 Kid Row). There are three elections on Town Meeting Day: 1) Town Meeting Floor Vote & Australian Ballot Election, 2) Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Budget Vote, and 3) Presidential Primary Election. 
  • Municipal Building Project Website Launched – www.barnetmunicipalvt.org Please visit the site to learn more about the project’s purpose and scope, and the different options for building or remodeling –  and to share your thoughts!
  • Village Center Designation for Four Barnet Villages. The Vermont Downtown Development Board has designated Passumpsic, Barnet Village, McIndoe Falls, and West Barnet Village as state-recognized village centers. This designation makes properties in these centers eligible for state benefits, including financial incentives, training, and technical assistance needed to attract new business and vitality. To learn more, please visit the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development website.
  • 2020 Dog Licenses Now Available – due April 1. Licensing of all dogs is due annually on April 1. Fees are $19 for spayed or neutered dogs and $13.00 for others. A valid rabies vaccination certificate must accompany payment of fee. Licenses may be obtained:
    • Through the mail – Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT  05821 (please send rabies certificate and a check in the amount of the fee), or
    • At the Town Clerk’s Office during normal weekday hours (9 a.m.-noon & 1-4:30 p.m.).
    • At a Rabies Clinic at Ryegate Small Animal Hospital (54 Moore Ln, East Ryegate, VT 05042 – tel. (802) 633-3660) Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • Homestead Declaration Filing Deadline – April 15. A Homestead Declaration (Vermont Department of Taxes form HS-122) must be filed each year by every Vermont resident whose property meets the definition of a homestead. A Vermont Homestead is the principal dwelling and parcel of land surrounding the dwelling, owned and occupied by a resident individual as the individual’s domicile April 1. The due date for filing 2020 Homestead Declarations is April 15, 2020. The Town of Barnet will assess a penalty in the maximum percentages allowable pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 5410(g) for 2020 Homestead Declarations filed after April 15, 2020, and other non-compliance of this Homestead Declaration filing requirement.

Town Clerk’s Office Closures. Please see the Town Clerk’s Office page for up-to-date information.