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Code Enforcement Services

Code Enforcement Staff:

Douglas Brent - Fire Chief, Chief Code Enforcement Officer, Director of EMS
 
Joseph Aldsworth - Deputy Fire Chief
(Minimum Housing, Electrical, Building Construction, Fire Inspection, Ordinance Violation)
 
Robert "Howie" Howarth - Fire Marshal / Health Officer
(Minimum Housing, Fire Inspection, Ordinance Violation)

Robbie Strachan CFI - Building / Electrical Inspector / Deputy Health Officer
(Minimum Housing, Electrical, Building Construction, Fire Inspection, Ordinance Violation)

Mission:

The City of Barre Vermont has various codes in place for the protection of public health, safety and welfare and the main objective of code enforcement is to facilitate voluntary compliance and work with property owners and occupants to correct violations. Owners and occupants should take responsibility for maintaining their property to promote the preservation of neighborhoods and enhancement of our community.  In many cases, a resident or business owner may be unaware of common code violations and once made aware they may take action to correct the violation.

FY21 Rental Registry Invoicing:

Per Chapter 7 Housing, the annual rental registry invoicing was mailed out on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 with a due date of Tuesday, June 20, 2020.  The fee is $50 per unit.  Please fill out and sign the form, returning it with proper fees if necessary to this office.  NOTE:  electronic payments cannot be accepted for this - THIS IS NOT A PERMITPLEASE DO NOT UTILIZE THE CLERK'S FEE PAGE FOR THESE REGISTRATIONS.

Time of Sale Inspections:

In an effort to help our property owners, we have instituted a new program - we are offering a Time of Sale Inspection for buyers and sellers of all types of residential properties (single family, duplex, multi-family, etc.).  This is not a mandatory inspection, but is offered for your benefit and at your request.

The Inspection has a fee with it, and the request must be made with the Fire Marshal's office AT LEAST 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE of your need.The REQUEST FORM can be downloaded here, or can be picked up in City Hall at the Zoning and Assessing Office.  All requests must be dropped off at the Zoning and Assessing Office with the fee in the form of cash or check made out to "City of Barre, VT", at which point it will be forwarded to the Fire Marshal for review and scheduling.  Please ensure a good phone number is listed on this form so that contact can be readily made.

Code Inspections:

The City of Barre regulates the following types of inspections:

In an effort to assist our Code Enforcement team complete both commercial and residential inspections, we have created self-inspection forms that you can use to help with your building being code compliant.

RESIDENTIAL Self-Fire Inspection Form

COMMERCIAL Self-Fire Inspection Form

The Barre City Code Enforcement Services are responsible for code compliance throughout the city, which includes trash concerns, fire inspections and rental housing inspections. - Codes Enforced By The City of Barre

 If any questions arise as to what inspections are necessary for your project please call the Office of Code Enforcement at (802) 477-7833.

A Guide to Fire Inspections has been prepared and is available to review here, or pick up at the Fire Department or the Planning & Zoning Department for your convenience.

Code Enforcement Complaints:

Do you have a complaint?  The City responds to a majority of violations on a complaint basis only. You must submit a written complaint, anonymous complaints will not be investigated.   No complaints will be taken over the phone until this form is completed and submitted for review.  To register a complaint, print the Code Enforcement Complaint Form and submit to the Barre City Code Enforcement Services or fill out the On-line Code Enforcement Complaint Form.

For your convenience, you may also pick up or drop off a completed form at the Planning & Zoning Office.

Phone: (802) 477-7833  Fax:  (802) 476-0270
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ please leave a message, we are in the field most of the day