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Planning, Permits, and Code Enforcement

The information on this website is offered as a general guide to land use permitting in Bennington, Vermont. Please contact the Bennington Permitting Department regarding specific questions and issues regarding Bennington and land use permits.

Vision Statement

As Bennington promotes its standing as an ever more important economic center, it will continue to provide opportunities for its residents to enjoy an outstanding quality of life by dedicating itself to its distinctive sense of place — a place characterized by its natural, scenic, cultural, and historic resources; its historic settlement pattern; its active and engaged community with a true sense of civic pride; an outstanding school system; efficient and responsive municipal services; an efficient, safe and convenient transportation system; pleasant efficient and affordable housing — and a place where all citizens have the opportunity to participate in a diverse, sustainable, and resilient economy.

Building & Zoning Permits

Essentially, any construction, renovation, or change in use of a structure or property requires a building permit, a zoning permit, or both. All necessary forms are located on this site, or on request from the Permitting Department.

Vision & Planning; Planning Commission

The Planning Commission performs the planning for the town to articulate and implement a vision for the future of Bennington.

Development Review Board

This board is responsible for reviewing and issuing land use permits for all significant development in the Town of Bennington.


Planning and Permitting
Department Staff

205 South St. Bennington, VT 05201 802-442-1037 permits@benningtonvt.org

Daniel W. Monks Planning Director Zoning Administrator dmonks@benningtonvt.org

Larry McLeod Fire Marshal Building Inspector Health Officer lmcleod@benningtonvt.org

Kevin J. Goodhue Fire Marshal Building Inspector Code Enforcement Officer Deputy Health Officer kgoodhue@benningtonvt.org

Kelly Lemieux Administrative Assistant klemieux@benningtonvt.org
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