Planning & Zoning

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Do I Need a Permit?

It is always best to contact us if you have questions about whether your project requires a local permit. Our staff stand ready to assist you in answering your permitting questions. Not obtaining a permit when one is necessary can potentially result in regrettable consequences, including additional after-the-fact fees, delays in selling your home, removal of costly upgrades, and in some cases, court action. 

See our Building and Zoning Permit Guide.


Are you flood ready?

The Town of Colchester is located along the shores of Lake Champlain between the mouths of the Lamoille and Winooski Rivers.  With these assets, we must also be vigilant in protecting against flooding.  Please take a minute to learn what you can do to protect against and prepare for flooding.