Welcome to the Town of Barnet
Barnet is a small town in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom situated along the Connecticut River. Its five villages are Barnet Village, East Barnet, West Barnet, McIndoe Falls, and Passumpsic.

Town news & announcements:

Transfer Station & Recycling Center Closed Saturday, July 13
The Transfer Station & Recycling Center will be closed this Saturday (July 13), and possibly longer, due to flood damage on the access road. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Town Clerk’s Office Now Open
The Town Clerk’s Office is open as of 1 p.m. Friday, July 12 and is expected to remain open for regular hours moving forward. Access to the US Route 5 South in Barnet Village is limited and unnecessary travel on town roads is discouraged. We are happy to help you by phone (802-633-2256) or email (townclerk@barnetvt.org).

Vermont Primary Election – August 13, 2024
Click the links below for documents relating to this election:
Warning & Notice
Democratic Sample Ballot
Progressive Sample Ballot
Republican Sample Ballot

CANCELLED: Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Barnet Transfer Station – Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – 3 to 7 p.m.
This event has been cancelled due to forecast inclement weather.
UPDATE: This event has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Appointments also can be made for disposal of these items at Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District in Lyndonville – call 802-626-3532.

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates & Acceptable Items List

Transfer Station/Recycling Center Summer Hours to Begin May 29th
The hours of operation of the Transfer Station/Recycling Center will expand to include Wednesday afternoons for the period of May 29, 2024 through August 28, 2024. The summer hours will be as follows:
– Wednesdays: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
– Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Caledonia Cooperative School District Budget Re-Vote Election – Tuesday, May 7 – UNOFFICIAL results
Click the below links for UNOFFICIAL results of the May 7th budget re-vote election:
District-Wide Total Results
Barnet Results
Walden Results
Waterford Results

Elections warning documents:
Informational Hearing Agenda/Remote Access Information
Notice to Voters
Sample Ballot

Dog Licensing – Due April 1

The licensing of all dogs and wolf-hybrids age six months or older was due on or before April 1, 2024. Late licenses continue to be issued. Fees, including late fees, are $11.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $17.00 for others. A current rabies vaccination certificate also must be presented. Licenses may be purchased 1) by check through the mail (Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT  05821), or 2) by cash or check at the Town Clerk’s Office (1743 US Route 5 South) during normal weekday hours, or 3) via the drop box at the front of the Town Clerk’s Office.

Town Hall Repurposing
The Selectboard is the process of repurposing of the Town Hall as a municipal office building. Visit the Town Hall Project page for information.

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

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