Welcome to the Barre City Parking Information page.
There are several types of parking within the city. There are parking meters on streets as well as in designated city parking lots. There are also lots dedicated to the employees of City Place and Blanchard Block from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding weekends and holidays. These vehicles will display the appropriate parking permit in their vehicle while parked in their respective lot. They must park in their assigned lot to avoid a parking violation.
Parking meters are in use Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Parking in Barre is free after 5 pm, on weekends, and on public holidays.
Barre has 4 EV Charging stations. These parking spaces are designated for electric cars that are charging.
Day time and Overnight parking permits may be purchased at the City Clerk's Office. See the Parking Permit Policy for details.
Parking Enforcement falls under Barre City Ordinance Chapter 17 Traffic, specifically Division 3; Parking, Standing, Stopping. The fines, for parking violations, are listed in the City Fee Schedule which can be viewed in the Document Library.
Meters are painted various colors which determine the maximum amount of time a vehicle can park in that metered space.
Parking meter colors are as follows and only accept US coins. Pennies, washers, Canadian or other foreign coins do not register time:
- Red Meter Head-Maximum time allowed is 30 minutes
- Black Meter Head-Maximum time allowed is 2 hours
- Yellow Meter Head-Maximum time allowed is 4 hours
- Green Meter Head-Maximum time allowed is 10 hours
The meter rates in The City of Barre are:
$0.05 5 minutes
$0.10 10 minutes
$0.25 25 minutes
Citizens with disabled plates or placards can park in either the designated disabled parking spaces or at any metered space in the City of Barre. Please note that the maximum times also pertain to these vehicles.
Operators with city issued day time parking permits can only park at a Green Meter without paying that meter. If the vehicle is parked at any other meter (Red, Black, Yellow) a parking ticket will be issued by members of the Parking Enforcement Office or a Barre City Police Officer.
Seasonal Parking Changes
Notice of Winter
Night Parking Restriction
Effective 11/15/21 @ 12:01 AM to
4/01/22 @ 12:01 AM
NO PARKING ON CITY STREETS FROM 1 A.M. TO 6 A.M.
Violators will be ticketed and towed.
City residents are also reminded it is unlawful to deposit or plow snow into city streets.
Resident overnight parking lot permits may be purchased in the City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office.
Free Holiday Parking begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on January 1st.
Actions you need to take if a meter has failed to operate correctly:
- Do not continue to feed the meter
- Do not put paper in the coin slot
- Call 802-477-1455 or 802-477-1473
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org