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:
Annual Town Meeting Re-Scheduled to April 25, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
The Selectboard, at a January 18 special meeting, voted to move Annual Town Meeting from its regular time at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of March to Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. This change was authorized by legislation (S.172) passed by the Vermont legislature and signed by the governor January 14, 2022; the purpose of the legislation was to authorize alternative procedures for 2022 annual municipal meetings in response to COVID-19. A number of details remain to be determined, including the location of the meeting. Information will be posted at barnetvt.org as it becomes available.
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.
Transfer Station Fees to Increase January 1, 2022
Click the link below to download a list of the new pricing:
2022 Transfer Station Fees
Zoning Fees to Increase January 1, 2022
Starting January 1, 2022, fees will increase as follows:
Basic permit: $25.00 plus $15.00 recording fee
Late filing of basic permit: $50.00 plus $15.00 recording fee
Board applications: $50.00 plus $15.00 recording fee
Late filing of Board application: $100.00 plus $15.00 recording fee
Appeals: $50.00 plus $15.00 recording fee
Zoning Bylaws require a permit for all structures 50 square feet or larger. A structures is defined as “an assembly of materials for occupancy or use.”
If in doubt regarding zoning and permitting questions, please call Zoning Administrative Secretary Shirley Warden at 802-633-2256.
Dog Licensing Due April 1
The Town Clerk’s Office continues to issue 2021 dog licenses. Please submit payment of the fee (including late fees: $12.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $19.00 for others) and a current rabies vaccination certificate via mail (Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT 05821) or in the drop box at the front of the Town Clerk’s Office (1743 US Route 5 South). The Town Clerk’s Office in turn will mail the license and tag.
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.