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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 requirement goes into effect on July 1, 2014)
  • New Neighborhood Development Area Designation (The VT Neighborhoods designation is replaced with the new Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) designation).
  • Energy Standards, Zoning Permits and Certificates of Occupancy – free copies of the VT Residential Building Energy Code Handbook are available from the Dept. of  Public Service: Contact Kelly.launder@state.vt.us

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