Find A Community Assistance Specialist

Community Assistance Specialists can help you identify the necessary environmental permits or approvals for your linear, polygon, or multi-parcel project. If you have a single parcel project, you can use the Permit Navigator tool to help you figure out what environmental permits you may need.

To find the Community Assistance Specialist serving your area, select your town from the dropdown list below and click on the "Find My Community Assistance Specialist" button. Contact information for the Community Assistance Specialist in the Regional Office serving your area is provided.

Hint: If you click on the text box to select it, then press the first letter of your town name, it will scroll down to the start of town names beginning with that letter.


Your Community Assistance Specialist will advise you about needed State permits and sometimes will prepare a Project Review Sheet (PRS). Please note that not all applicants need a PRS for their project; the Community Assistance Specialist determines the need for a PRS based on the project.

A PRS is intended as a helpful guide to State permit applicants. It is primarily a preliminary determination of environmental permits but considers other State permit requirements as well. It lists the agency and department and provides contact information for each applicable permit or approval.

When preparing a PRS, the Community Assistance Specialist uses a variety of information you provide. The following list of information is helpful, but not required:

  • The project name
  • The project location (911 address) and the size of the parcel
  • The property owner’s name, address, phone number and email address
  • The applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address
  • A detailed description of the proposed project
  • A description of the existing use of the property
  • When the existing use began
  • Any prior wastewater permits
  • Any prior Act 250 permits
  • Any other prior state permits
  • SPAN (School Property Account Number): the 11-digit parcel identification number assigned by a municipality to each property and printed on the property tax bill
  • Site plans