Driveway Construction & Improvement
The Town of Vermont driveway ordinance is one that nearly every property owner will need to reference at some point in time. Prior to establishing, constructing, improving, modifying or reworking a driveway or field road that changes the existing topography of the land, a driveway permit must be obtained.
The type of driveway permit required is dependent upon the exact work being completed and could be either a driveway construction permit, a driveway improvement permit or a permit reinstatement.
Any work performed under either a driveway improvement permit or a driveway construction permit must adhere to the requirements of the current driveway ordinance.
Minor maintenance does not require a permit. Minor maintenance is defined as any work that does not require excavation and that disturbs less than 500 square feet of land area outside the existing roadway. Minor maintenance includes:
- Resurfacing by adding gravel
- Adding blacktop or concrete without otherwise changing the existing roadway
- Limited ditch cleaning that disturbs less than 500 square feet of land area outside the existing roadway
Driveway permits expire three (3) years from the date that they are signed by the Town Chair.
Click here to download the Land Use Intent Form.
Click here to review the Driveway Permit process flow that may serve as a useful reference tool as you go through the process.
Please Note: You may, at any time throughout the zoning change process, contact the Town of Vermont Plan Commission Secretary for information or guidance.