Oil barrels in the woods
Environmental Enforcement
Hazardous Waste
Soil eroding into a stream
Environmental Enforcement
Pile of burning trash
Environmental Enforcement
Open Burning
Trash in a yard
Environmental Enforcement
Roadside Dumping


The Office is staffed by a Director, a Chief Environmental Enforcement Officer, and an Administrative Services Coordinator located in Montpelier and seven Environmental Enforcement Officers (EEOs) located within designated geographical districts throughout the state.

EEOs are responsible for the investigation and documentation of any/all alleged violations (including citizen complaints) of Vermont's environmental permits, rules, regulations, and statutes that are under the jurisdiction of DEC and the Department of Forest Parks and Recreation (DFPR).

Online Environmental Violation Report Form

Coordination with the NRB

Some DEC violations also involve violations of Act 250 permits or regulations. EEOs coordinate with NRB staff on these cases. See the NRB Enforcement page for more information on their jurisdiction.