Carolyn S. Dawes, CVC, CVT, Barre City Clerk & Treasurer
The Barre City Clerk's office is open Mondays - Fridays from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We are open through lunch. We are closed weekends and all legal holidays.
Notice Regarding Property Tax Payments
The City of Barre's 2018 property tax year covers the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Payments can be made on or before the four installment due dates of August 15, 2018, November 15, 2018, February 15, 2019 and May 15, 2019. The City will issue receipts upon request when payments are received. Any overpayments are refunded at the end of each tax year.
Requests for Vital Records (birth, death, marriage)
Request certified copies of vital records by sending a written request. Be sure to include all pertinent information, including birth names, dates of birth, maiden names, marriage dates and dates of death. The fee is $10 per certified copy. Please make the check payable to Barre City Clerk. Also include a self-addressed and stamped return envelope. Mail your request, payment and return envelope to:
Barre City Clerk
PO Box 418
Barre, VT 05641
Please note: The location of vital records is based on the following:
- Birth certificates: filed in the town where the birth happened, and the town where the mother was living at the time of the birth.
- Marriage licenses: filed in the town where the license was purchased, not necessarily where the marriage took place.
- Death certificates: filed in the town where the death occurred, and in the town where the person was a legal resident at the time of their death.
NOTE - the process for requesting a copy of a vital record such as a birth, death or marriage certificate is changing beginning July 1, 2019. An application will be required, and only certain people related or associated to the person(s) listed on the certificate may request a copy. ID will be required as of that date for any requester. A link for the applications will be provided on this website once they become available.
Property Tax Bill Copy Request & Authorization
Property tax bills that contain state rebate information are not public records. A redacted version of the bills are available upon request. Unredacted copies are available to property owners and "...an escrow agent, town auditor, lawyer including paralegal or assistant, employee or agent of a financial institution or credit union, realtor, or CPA".
Paper copies of tax bills are 25 cents each. Electronic copies are available free of charge via email.
Vermont residents must apply for a marriage license in the community where they live. Out-of-state residents may apply at any Vermont Town Clerk's office. Click HERE for a writable PDF version of the application available on the Vermont Department of Health website.
The fee for a marriage license is $60, plus $10 for a certified copy of the solemnized and recorded license. Licenses can be issued up to 60 days before the ceremony. If you have been divorced, a copy of your most recent divorce decree must accompany your application.
Please allow at least 24 hours between when you submit your application and when you plan on picking up the license for your wedding. Rush orders are possible, depending on staffing and other work priorities in the office. When in doubt, please call us.
Click HERE for a list of Justices of the Peace who perform marriages.
Call the clerk's office with any questions: (802) 476-0242.
The Vermont Treasurer's office maintains a list of unclaimed property by owner. You or someone you know may have unclaimed property on the list - closed bank accounts, uncollected insurance payments, etc. Click HERE to download the latest copy of the list which contains Barre people and businesses with unclaimed property on file at the VT Treasurer's office. If you find an item and you'd like to submit a claim, visit their website.