Planning and Zoning


Welcome to the City of South Burlington's Planning & Zoning Department. Our mission is to help the community, as it evolves, to meet its vision through strong community engagement; long-range planning across the community; and consistent, transparent, and timely development review. We strive to provide clear, friendly customer service to all.

What's New

Other Recent Work
  • Staff, on October 1st and 15th 2018, gave a two-part presentation on development trends in South Burlington to the City Council.
  • On Election Day 2018, students from St. Michael's College, led by Professor Vince Bolduc, conducted exit poll interviews on a range of subject areas in South Burlington. The results of this poll were presented to City Council on February 4th.

 Vision & Goals

The City's 2016 Comprehensive Plan lays out four principal goals for the community:
Here and Into the Future, South Burlington is...

  • Affordable and Community Strong - creating a robust sense of place and opportunity for our residents and visitors.
  • Walkable - Bicycle and pedestrian friendly with safe transportation infrastructure.
  • Green & Clean - Emphasizing sustainability for long-term viability of a clean and green South Burlington
  • Opportunity Oriented - Being a supportive and engaged member of the larger regional and statewide community.

Beneath each of these goals, of course, are several sub-goals addressing affordability, strong neighborhoods, quality services & infrastructure, energy, natural resources, and economic development. We invite you to take a look at the City's Comprehensive Plan, to see where South Burlington is focused as a community.

Planning & Development Review
The Department's work falls, generally, into two areas: 

Location & Hours:
We're located at City Hall, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT. City Hall is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you're interested in a project, we encourage you to contact us and set up an appointment to meet and walk you through the project and process!