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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:

Road Closure – Roy Mountain Road
A section of Roy Mountain Road will be closed to through-traffic due to culvert installation from August 2 to approximately August 6. The section begins at 1114 Roy Mountain Road, southerly of that road’s intersection with Garland Hill, and runs southerly to its intersection with Bailey Farm Lane. Suggested detour route on Garland Hill, West Main Street and Harvey Mountain Road. Thank you for your patience.

Help Wanted – Full Time Highway Department/Road Crew Position
The Town of Barnet is seeking a full-time experienced equipment operator and road crew member. Work involves all activities of the highway department, including plowing, grading, ditching, road repair, roadside mowing, culvert work, chainsaw operation, equipment maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Road Foreman and/or Selectboard.

Requirements include:
– a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B or higher with appropriate endorsements,
– a clean driving record,
– the ability to work a flexible schedule with overtime and holidays,
– grader and snowplow experience,
– and ability to pass a drug test upon hiring.

Salary commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Click here to download an Application for Employment

To apply, email a completed employment application and resume to or submit to:
Town of Barnet
PO Box 15
Barnet, VT  05821

Position open until filled. The Town of Barnet may begin evaluating applications July 26, 2021.

The Town of Barnet, Vermont, is an equal opportunity employer.

Transfer Station/Recycling Center Summer Hours Begin June 2
The hours of operation of the Transfer Station/Recycling Center for the period of June 2, 2021 through September 1, 2021 shall be as follows:
– Wednesdays:   3-7 PM
– Saturdays:       8 AM- 3 PM
This facility is for the disposal of waste generated by residents and taxpayers within the Town of Barnet.  A sticker is required for use of this facility and can be obtained at the Barnet Town Clerk’s Office or at the Transfer Station. Fees for disposal of household refuse shall be $1.00 for a 13 gallon bag, $2.00 for a 30 gallon bag, $3.00 for a 42 gallon bag, $5.00 for a 55 gallon bag, or $15.00 per cubic yard. There is no charge for disposal of recycling. A listing of items acceptable for recycling is available online at and at the Town Clerk’s Office.

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: $11.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $17.00 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.

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule & Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Calendar now available
Click the links below.
2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule
– 2021 Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Calendar

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.