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:
School District Annual Election
Informational Hearing: March 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Waterford School (electronic access will also be provided – details in Agenda below)
Australian Ballot Vote: April 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fire & Rescue Station (151 Bimson Drive)
Absentee ballots available: To request, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (802) 633-2256 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mvp.vermont.gov. For more information click on “Notice to Voters” below.
Warning – Informational Hearing & Australian Ballot
Notice to Voters (includes absentee ballot information)
Informational Hearing Agenda (includes link and instructions for remote attendance)
Barnet Sample Ballot
Dog Licensing Due April 1
The licensing of dogs is due on or before April 1, 2023. Fees are $9.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $13.00 for others. A current rabies vaccination certificate also must be presented. Licenses may be purchased by check through the mail (Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT 05821), or by cash or check at the Town Clerk’s Office (1743 US Route 5 South) during normal weekday hours or via the drop box at the front of the Town Clerk’s Office.
Town Report available
The Annual Report of the Town of Barnet for the year ending December 31, 2022 is now available may be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office, Barnet Public Library, Barnet Transfer Station & Recycling Center, McIndoe Falls Academy, and West Barnet Quick Stop. PDF file is also available for download at the Town Report page.
Homestead Declaration Filing Deadline – April 18
The Town of Barnet, Vermont will assess a penalty in the maximum percentages allowable pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 5410(g) for Homestead Declarations (Vermont Department of Taxes form HS-122) filed after April 18, 2023 and other non-compliance of Homestead Declaration filing requirements. A Homestead Declaration 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.
Town Hall Repurposing
The Selectboard is exploring and investigating the proposed 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.