Janet E. Shatney, Director of Planning, Permitting & Assessing
6 N. Main Street, Suite 7
Barre, VT 05641
The Planning & Permitting Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the City land-use regulations, development of the City Master Plan, other ongoing planning efforts, GIS mapping coordination, and grant preparation and administration. The department is staffed by a full-time Planner as well as a full-time permit administrator. The Department reviews all development proposals and assists the public in understanding the ordinances and helping them through the permit process. The Administrator is also responsible for taking action on all known zoning violations. Lastly, the Planner is charged with securing grants relating to planning-related projects.
The Planning & Permitting Department has recently been, or is currently involved, in several planning activities including:
- Completed development of a database to track zoning permits and make assessment records available throughout City Hall.
- Acquired desktop geographic information system (GIS) software that makes GIS mapping and assessment data available throughout City Hall. This project was funded through a Municipal Planning grant.
- Continued efforts to secure grants and outside funding for downtown and city-wide planning efforts and improvements.
- Ongoing coordination with The Barre Partnership and Barre Area Development, Inc. regarding downtown planning efforts.
If you are planning on any construction or land use change project within the city, either to your home, rental or business, please contact the Permit Administrator to determine whether or not permits are needed and what is required. State and local requirements change frequently, and there are penalties for not having the right permits.
The permit application forms, mapping information, regulations and current version of the Municipal plan can all be found in the toolboxes on the right of this page.
For assistance with zoning, building, electrical, flood hazard and vacant building information and permits, please contact:
Heather L. Grandfield, Permit Administrator
6 N Main St Suite 7
Barre VT 05641