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


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:

  • Burlington Town Center public process! Visit the website for more information on opportunities to get engaged and shape it's redevelopment.
  • Downtown Form-Based Code - The City Council recently created a Joint Committee with the planning commission to begin the official review of the proposed Form-Based Code. Click here to download the DRAFT CODE (April 3, 2015). Here are meeting dates that are planned for the committee:
  • planBTV South End is 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!
  • 2014 Tax Parcel Maps are now online for the first time ever.  You can now access the maps from City Hall in the comfort of your own home or office.
  • How to make a site plan!
  • 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.


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Upcoming Board Meetings, Agendas and Packets

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

- Departments of the City of Burlington -