The Permit Handbook was once a 3-ring binder of information sheets found in many town offices and state offices--created by the EAO to assist people in understanding the various permit programs of the State of Vermont. The paper copies are no longer in service, but the usefulness lives on in this online version. The Handbook is now a list of permit information sheets in pdf format, each of which provides an up-to-date overview of the applicability, jurisdiction and other details for each State permit or approval. The information sheets cover most Department of Environmental Conservation permit programs and many other Vermont and federal regulatory programs that may be required for your project or business. Program information sheets include:
- examples of regulated activities;
- criteria for permitting jurisdiction;
- statutory citations for authority and appeals; and
- contacts for more information.
Small Business Handbook Sheets
In addition, fact sheets have been developed for certain small business sectors that discuss the most common required permits and provide staff contacts for more information. For personalized assistance in determining the permits required for your project, please contact the Permit Specialist in your area.
The Permit Handbook information sheets (above) can also serve as an educational resource for individuals, groups or those in public service wanting to better understand the different types of permits or other approvals local businesses may be required to have.
Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation
Some of the permit or license programs of the Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation are not provided in the Permit Handbook. Links to these permit and license programs are provided separately.