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Dam Registration Fees

Owners of dams capable of impounding more than 500,000 cubic feet of water are responsible for the payment of the annual fee based on the hazard class of the dam. The Dam Safety Program has an active program of dam safety inspections that will be supported with these fees in combination with general funds supported by all Vermont taxpayers. This will ensure continued service to the regulated community in Vermont and to fulfill DEC’s mission: to preserve, enhance, restore and conserve Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health for the benefit of this and future generations. Any dam(s)you own must be registered annually; you may pay your dam registration fee online here.

Jurisdictional Dam Fee Schedule
Dam Hazard Class Annual Fee
Low $200/year
Significant $350/year
High $1000/year