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Tips for getting your security deposit back

Contributed by Jonathan Bond, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity:  BEFORE YOUR TENANCY When moving in, take careful inventory of the condition of the place. Record any existing damage and check all appliances to make sure they work properly. Ask … (Read more …)

Revisions proposed to Vermont Electrical Safety Rules

The Vermont Department for Fire Safety is in the process of updating the electrical rules, with a proposed effective date of October 1, 2017. If you have an comments, please send them to Bob Patterson, Program Manager at

Seeking input on changes for Vermont’s Fire and Building Code

The Division of Fire Safety welcomes your input as it begins reviewing the 2012 Fire & Building Code. The Division intends to update Vermont’s Fire & Building Code in the coming months. National codes are updated on 3-year cycles. Contact … (Read more …)

Final hearing on plumbing rules set for June 11, 2015

A final hearing to review the revised Vermont Plumbing Rules with the Vermont Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules has been scheduled for June 11, 2015 at 10 am. The latest version of the rules is available on the VT Division … (Read more …)

Registration for free fair housing accessibility training opens

  When:   June 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.. Where: Red Schoolhouse, Vermont Technical College, 46 So. Randolph Rd, Randolph Center, VT This free training is presented by the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program, which provides training and technical assistance on … (Read more …)

Vermont plumbing rules under revision

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is currently accepting public comment on an annotated version of the Vermont Plumbing Rules. A public hearing regarding the rules is scheduled for: April 27, 2015 1-3pm VT Department of Public Safety Rutland Regional … (Read more …)

Division of Fire Safety updates Vermont plumbing rules

The Vermont Division of Fire Safety in the process of updating the 2015 International Plumbing Code and Vermont Plumbing Rules. Check out the annotated, proposed 2015 Vermont Plumbing Rules on-line.  

Fire risk management and protection strategies training offered in Burlington

Burlington’s Certified Local Government will be hosting Nick Artim (Heritage Protection Group) and Jack Watts Ph.D. (Fire Safety Institute) for a daylong seminar on Fire Risk Management and Protection Strategies March 6, 2014 at Main Street Landing. The seminar is … (Read more …)

Rental housing tool expanded to locate buildings with smoke-free policies

With building fires and the dangers of second-hand smoke in the news too frequently, many apartment-seekers are interested in finding buildings that have adopted 100% indoor smoke-free policies. To help Vermont renters make more informed decisions about where they live, … (Read more …)

Planning & zoning statutory changes made by the 2013 Vermont legislature summarized online

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has provided a summary of planning and zoning laws and amendments enacted during the 2013 legislative session on its website. Highlights include: Flood Resilient Communities Element Required in Municipal and Regional Plan (this … (Read more …)