Burlington Code Enforcement
645A Pine Street
PO Box 849
Burlington, VT 05402-0849
Phone: (802) 863-0442
FAX: (802) 652-4221
Burlington Department of Code Enforcement Supporting peaceful enjoyment in a safe environment for Burlington citizens
Primary Services to the public include:
- Minimum housing code enforcement includes maintaining an annual apartment registry of approximately 10,000 rental dwelling units, billing and collecting rental unit registration fees, inspecting rental housing units, enforcing minimum housing standards, issuing certificates of compliance to landlords, and funding tenant and landlord advocacy services
- Zoning enforcement includes issuing Notices of Violation, civil tickets and seeking enforcement through the Environmental Court and issuing zoning certificates of occupancy when zoning permits have been fully complied with
- Vacant building enforcement includes maintaining a registry of vacant buildings and issuing permits for those buildings, inspecting these buildings on at least a quarterly basis and enforcing vacant building standards, and collecting vacant building permit fees
- Health enforcement includes initiating public health actions as designated deputy health officers and ensuring compliance with thepesticide ordinance
See http://www.codepublishing.com/vt/burlington for links to the ordinances enforced by the Code Enforcement Office.
The office's main responsibility is to enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance (Burlington Code of Ordinances (BCO) Chapter 18), the Zoning Ordinance (BCO App. A), the Vacant Building Ordinance (BCO, Chapter 8, Art. 3), Health ordinances and to issue Public Health Orders (BCO Chapter 17)
The office is designated as the enforcement agency for several ordinances, including BCO sec 17-9 (Pesticide applications), BCO sec 21-5 (Signs in the greenbelt), and BCO ch. 26 (Stormwater control).
In addition, Code Enforcement works with the Department of Public Works on illegal dumping of solid waste (BCO ch.s 14 & 27), the Department of Parks & Recreation on maintenance of greenbelts (City Charter, sec 211, 212) and the Police Department on illegal yard parking and nuisance abatement (BCO sec 1-9, 20-55, 21-19).