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:

2023 Annual Report Now Available
The Annual Report of the Town of Barnet for the year ending December 31, 2023 is now available and 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. A PDF version of the report is available at the Town Report page.

Town Meeting & Presidential Primary – March 5, 2024
 Town Meeting – floor meeting 10:00 a.m. at Barnet School (163 Kid Row) – click the links below for warning and notice
    Town Meeting Warning
    Town Meeting Notice to Voters
 Presidential Primary – polling 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Barnet School (163 Kid Row) – click the links below for warning & notice and sample ballots
    Presidential Primary Warning & Notice
    Sample Ballot – Democratic Party
    Sample Ballot – Republican Party

Annual Review of Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles – March 11, 2024
The Barnet Selectboard will perform its annual review of the town’s Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles at its first regular meeting following Annual Town Meeting, pursuant to the Ordinance.
Warning for Review of ATV Ordinance Review
2024 Requested Highway Access Map

Dog Licensing – Due April 1
The licensing of all dogs and wolf-hybrids age six months or older is due on or before April 1, 2024. 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 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.

Caledonia Cooperative School District Annual Meeting Vote – Informational Hearing March 27 & Australian Ballot April 2
Informational Hearing: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Barnet School. Electronic access also available.
Australian Ballot Vote – Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Barnet Fire & Rescue Station
See warnings/notices below for details.
Notice & Agenda – Informational Hearing
Warning & Notice – Informational Hearing & Australian Ballot

Homestead Declaration Filing Deadline – April 15
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 15, 2024 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. Click the link below for more information and to file.
Vermont Department of Taxes – Homestead Declarations

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.