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:

  • Downtown Form-Based Code - The City Council created a Joint Committee with the Planning Commission to begin the detailed review of the proposed Form-Based Code for the Downtown and Waterfront area.
  • The DRAFT planBTV South End Master Plan is out - have you seen it?! The South End is rapidly growing and changing, as we have seen in the last few years. planBTV South End is a community conversation to consider how to protect and preserve 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 Planning Commission is currently reviewing the draft and the comments that have been made, and will be making changes as a result. Another draft is anticipated in early 2016. If you want to follow the work of the Commission, click HERE for their meeting agendas.
    • Still Want to see the Draft? No problem - copies are available in the following locations:
      • Burlington City Hall, Dept of Planning & Zoning
      • Fletcher Free Library
      • 645 Pine St, Dept of Public Works
    • Want to see what others have had to say about this? Click here for public comments on the draft Plan received through October 1, 2015. 
    • Want to find out about meetings and events where you can learn more and share your comments? Click here to see a schedule of up coming meetings.
  • Burlington Town Center public process! Visit the website for more information on opportunities to get engaged and shape it's redevelopment. Did you mis the presentation on January 5th? Don't worry, come to the Public Event Encore Presentation on January 21 at 5pm in City Hall's Contois Auditorium to see and discuss the revised plans and framework for a proposed development agreement


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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 -