City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

Department of Planning & Zoning
City Hall,  Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-865-7188 Fax: 802-865-7195

Department of Planning and Zoning

Welcome to the Burlington Department of Planning and Zoning!

In this area you will find valuable information about planning for Burlington's future, as well as how to get permits for new development. You will find a menu to the left to help you learn everything you ever wanted to know about our department and planning in Burlington, and below are some quick links of the latest and greatest stuff. Enjoy!

What's New:

  • planBTV South End is now underway! planBTV South End is a community conversation! The South End is rapidly growing and changing, as we have seen in the last few years. It is time to engage in a planning process to protect and preserved what is most loved about the South End while proactively preparing for the continued growth and change. Your Neighborhood, Your Vision! Lend your voice to the process!
  • The Vermont Shoreland Protection Act was passed this year and will become effective July 1, 2014.  If you own lakeshore property, these new state rules will affect you.  The Shoreland Protection Act is intended to protect water quality, preserve habitat and natural shoreline stability, and protect the economic and recreation benefits of lakes and their shorelines.  Please see the Shoreland Permit Program for details.  The City of Burlington intends to pursue delegation of the shoreland rules.  This information will be updated when that occurs.
  • The Dept. of Parks and Recreation has kicked off the creation of the city's first Parks System Master Plan. The Parks Master Plan will provide a comprehensive plan for the future of Burlington parks amenities and recreation programming. This is the City’s first system-wide parks plan and it will include considerations for all of our parks, waterfront, trails, conservation areas, beaches, community gardens, cemeteries, facilities and program offerings. Visit their new project website to learn more and see how you can get involved.

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Upcoming Board Meetings, Agendas and Packets

Please visit the pages below for current meeting agendas and packets:

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