Building & Zoning – Regulations & Ordinances

Listed below are links to the building and zoning (land use) ordinances and regulations adopted and/or enforced by the Town of Bennington.

Most documents are available online in pdf (Portable Document Format) and can be viewed using a free pdf reader from Adobe or Foxit.

Zoning Regulations & Ordinances

Town of Bennington Vermont Land Use and Development Regulations (Zoning and Subdivision Regulations) (3.1 MB (pdf)

See Amendments and Maps bellow.

Amendments & Appendices to and Maps for the Land Use and Development Regulations (must be read in conjunction with Land Use and Development Regulations)

Land Use and Development Regulations Maps
Planned Commercial District Design Standards (Northside Drive – North Bennington Road Corridor) (pdf)
Rural Conservation (RC) District Scenic Resource Protection Regulations (pdf)
Time and Place In Bennington (Downtown Bennington Design Review District Design Standards) (8.9 MB pdf)
Fluvial (River) Erosion Hazard Regulations (pdf)
Amended Flood Hazard Overlay District – Table 3.17 (pdf)
Amended Table 3.4 (1.6 MB pdf)

Vendor Ordinance

Vendor Ordinance (pdf)

Signage

Sign Ordinance (pdf)

Building and Housing Codes, Regulations & Ordinances

Housing, Building and Life Safety Ordinance for the Town of Bennington (pdf)
Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code
(State Website link)
Vermont Rental Housing Health Code (State Website link – pdf)

NOTE:  Other codes and regulations adopted by the State of Vermont may be applicable (such as electrical, plumbing, wastewater, etc. codes and regulations).

Other

Public Works Ordinance – Construction Ordinance for the Town of Bennington (road, sidewalk, curb, culvert, water and sewer construction standards). Contact our office for a photocopy of this document.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS OFFERED AS A GENERAL GUIDE TO LAND USE PERMITTING IN BENNINGTON.  PLEASE CALL THE BENNINGTON PERMITTING DEPARTMENT AT 802-442-1037 REGARDING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND ISSUES REGARDING BENNINGTON LAND USE PERMITS.

ALL APPLICANTS FOR A PERMIT FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS SHOULD CONTACT THE TOWN’S PLANNING DIRECTOR AND BUILDING INSPECTOR FOR AN INFORMAL REVIEW OF THE PROJECT BEFORE ANY PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE TOWN.