Resource Links

Some helpful links are set forth below.

Town of Bennington and Bennington County Planning Policy Documents
Town of Bennington Building and Zoning Regulations and Ordinances

Planning Organizations/Government Agencies

Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs- Planning Division – The Division’s mission is to promote community revitalization and development policies that maintain Vermont’s compact settlements separated by rural landscapes.
Smart Growth Vermont – non-profit supporting smart growth and conservation in Vermont.
Bennington County Regional Commission –  regional planning commission providing comprehensive planning services for seventeen municipalities located in Southwestern Vermont.
Better Bennington Corporation – a non-profit organization whose mission is to build, improve, and support a vital downtown that benefits the entire community.
Bennington County Industrial Corporation – a non-profit economic development corporation
Vermont Planning Information Center – information resource created by Vermont Land Use Education and Training Collaborative – collection of agencies and organizations that provide technical assistance and education to local land use officials in Vermont.

Guides on Planning in Vermont

Essentials of Land Use Planning (pdf)
State of Vermont Land Use Planning Implementation Manual

State of Vermont Permit Links

State of Vermont Permit Handbook
State of Vermont Permit Specialist
Department of Public Safety – Division of Fire Safety

State Statutes Governing Local Land Use Planning

Vermont State Statutes – Title 24 Chapter 17