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:
Fall Foliage Festival: September 30 – October 7, 2023
Barnet’s festival day is Friday, October 6. For more information visit the Fall Foliage Festival page.
Property Taxes Due October 21
Property taxes for the Town of Barnet are due on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Payments received after the close of business on October 21, 2023 will be subject to an 8% penalty and interest at 1% per month for the first 3 months and 1.5% per month thereafter. Postmarks will not be used for determining timely payment. You may remit your payment in any of the following ways: 1) mail to Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT 05281, 2) place in drop box at the front of the Town Clerk’s Office, or 3) pay in person at the Town Clerk’s Office during office hours (Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If you would like a receipt via mail, please include the entire bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open to receive tax payments on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The licensing of dogs is was due on or before April 1, 2023. Licenses continue to be issued by the Town Clerk’s Office. 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 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 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.