Planning & Zoning
Are you seeking a permit? Please click the Permit Application Form button to access a PDF form.
ALL land development, including but not limited to the constructuion, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation, or enlargement of any structure, any excavation or filling for commercial use, or any change in the use of any structure or land REQUIRES a permit. Not sure if you need a permit? Contact the Zoning Administrator: (802)626-1269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm
Best way to contact the ZA: Email!
To quickly and accurately serve you, please share (1) your name, (2) development location (lot number or street number) and (3) your proposed development idea or plan when you call, email, or visit the office.
Planning & Economic Development Director
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8a-3pm
Tuesday & Thursday: By appointment
Best way to contact the Planning Director: Email!
Proposed Bylaw Revisions
The Planning Commission has put forth changes to the definitions, the zoning matrix, and zoning map. The purpose of the proposed changes is detailed in the hearing notice. A hearing on these changes will be held on December 8, 2021, 6pm. Please see the hearing notice for locations and Zoom information.
The redline shows the exact changes that are proposed to the Town Bylaws. The text in RED would be added and the text that has been struckthrough would be DELETED.
Small changes to the numeration of the document may occur to ensure order.
The existing Zoning Matrix can be found in the existing Bylaws. The proposed Matrix is above!
The Planning Commission is a volunteer, seven-member board that makes recommendations to the Town Selectboard about the direction of our collective Town future.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Meet the Planning Commission
Ken Mason, Chair
Sean McFeely, Vice-Chair
The Planning Commission has an open seat! If you are interested in joining this dynamic group of future focused thinkers and doers, please send a letter of interest to Justin Smith, Town Manager at email@example.com
The Commission welcomes applicants from all walks of life. Your life experience is valued and important in working together for Lyndon’s future.
Development Review Board
The Lyndon Development Review Board (DRB) is responsible for reviewing and reaching decisions on applications which require Conditional Use and Site Plan approval within the Town Zoning Regulations & Sub-Division Bylaws. The goal is to work with the Planning Commission to encourage development that protects the natural surroundings while maintaining potential for small-town development. The DRB is comprised of seven volunteers appointed by the Selectboard to 3-year terms.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
Meet the DRB
Jon Prue, Chair
Brandon Carpenter, Vice-Chair
Alternates: Jeremiah Aiken, Dave Keenan, Eric Parris
Additional Resources for Building Upgrades, Adaptive Reuse, Redevelopment, and Historic Preservation
There are many resouces available to private entities and businesses that can help with improving the pysical structure or amenities within a building. Each resource has different requirements, so please reach out to each organization for full details.
Preservation Trust of Vermont
PTV has a 30 year history of distributing hundred of thousands of dollars of grant funding to worthy projects.
Vermont Division of Historic Preservation Grants
Established in 1986, the State-funded Historic Preservation Grant Program helps municipalities and non-profit organizations rehabilitate the historic buildings that are a vital part of Vermont’s downtowns, villages, and rural communities, as well as its iconic landscape.
Click here to visit the ACCD Historic Preservation Grant page.
Downtown & Village Center Tax Credits
State income tax credits are available to business and property owners with buildings constructed prior to 1983 and located within a State designated downtown or village center. Credits can help defray the cost of historic rehabilitation, façade and code improvements and technology upgrades.
Efficiency Vermont Incentives
Costs to improve a building’s energy efficiency can be expensive. Efficiency Vermont aims to bring those costs down through incentive programs and rebates for energy efficiency improvements.
Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credits
Administered by the National Park Service, a 20% federal income tax credit is available for rehabilitation of income-producing historic buildings, including multi-family housing. Properties must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places and work must meet preservation standards.
Are you wishing to make a complaint regarding development in Lyndon? Please click here to go to the Complaint and Violations Form.
The Town now requires complaints and potential violations to be in writing. Please use the form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Town offices: Town of Lyndon, c/o Zoning Administrator, PO Box 167, Lyndonville, VT 05851