Barnet, like most Vermont towns, combines the offices of Town Clerk and Treasurer in one position. The Clerk-Treasurer and Assistant staff the Town Clerk’s Office on Route 5 in Barnet Village. The Town Clerk portion of their duties includes recording, preserving and certifying public documents, administering oaths of office, complying with public information requests, posting notices on the town’s bulletin board, running the local elections, issuing marriage licenses and licensing animals. Treasurer responsibilities include keeping the town’s financial accounts, investing town money, and paying the bills when orders to do so are properly submitted.

In addition to being the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, the Town Clerk’s Office, by virtue of being the Town’s only municipal office building, serves as the meeting place for various other town officers and outlet for providing their services.

  • Town Clerk & Treasurer: Benjamin P. Heisholt
  • Assistant Town Clerk & Treasurer: Catherine Roy
  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Town Clerk’s Office. 1743 US Route 5 South:  At the foot of Church Street on Route 5, just north of the Barnet Post Office.
  • Telephone: (802) 633-2256
  • Facsmile: (802) 633-4315
  • Email:
  • Mail: PO Box 15, Barnet, VT  05821

Barnet Land Records now available online. You can view and search a land records index for free, and print documents for a fee, at:
Index and documents available for period of 1969 through the present date. It may take a few days for newly-received documents to become available.

Town Clerk’s Office vault Open for research by appointment only. Please call or email (contact info above) for an appointment. Click below for appointment policy.
Vault Appointment Policy

Vermont Vital Records available from Town Clerk’s Office. Certified copies of Vermont birth and death certificates available by application of qualified individuals (see Forms Page for application form). Certified copies of Barnet marriages available upon request. All certified copies $10.00 each.

DMV Registration Renewals available at Town Clerk’s Office. The Barnet Town Clerks Office is one of the offices in the State of Vermont that has been authorized to issue temporary 30 day registrations for selected Motor Vehicles with the State of Vermont. These temporary registrations come with a temporary 30 day registration and a 30 day sticker. We must have a pre-printed computer generated “Registration Renewal” form that is sent to the vehicle owner by the State of Vermont with the current month or up to 2 previous months expiration dates. The exact amount of the renewal fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the State of Vermont or DMV. In addition, a separate $3.00 is payable to the Town – either in cash or by check. For more information on this program and other registration renewal options, please see the State’s website at

Town Clerk’s Office Closures. The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following dates:
– Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Town Meeting Day – Closed
– Monday, May 27, 2024 – Memorial Day – Closed
– Tuesday, July 4, 2024 – Independence Day – Closed
– Tuesday, August 13, 2024 – Statewide Primary Election – Closed
– Monday, September 2, 2024 – Labor Day – Closed
– Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – General Election – Closed
– Thursday, November 28, 2024 – Thanksgiving Day – Closed
– Friday, November 29, 2024 – Closed
– Tuesday, December 24, 2024 – Christmas Eve – Closing at Noon
– Wednesday, December 25, 2024 – Christmas Day – Closed
– Tuesday, December 31, 2024 – New Year’s Eve – Closing at Noon
– Wednesday, January 1, 2025 – New Year’s Day – Closed