Do you need a Permit?
The Town of Royalton currently has no zoning regulations if you are building outside of a flood plain. If you are building within the flood plain, or unaware of the location of the flood plain please contact the Selectboard office at 763-7967 for Flood Plain zoning regulations. However it is important to note that State Construction permits are required for non-residential homes. (Commercial properties, rental properties, and subdivisions require state permits, ie; ACT 250, and construction permits).
The Agency of Natural Resources has developed a tool to help you determine what permitting you may need. Visit Permit Navigator (force.com)
In addition to any state permits, don’t forget that if you are on the municipal water or sewer system, you need to apply for an allocation if you are changing water consumption at the property.
Driveway Access Permit
stdb71a (vermont.gov) – VTrans Driveway Specifications
Flood Hazard Area Regulations
Uniform Excess Weight Permit
Utility Permit Application
You must contact Donald Lovejoy, the town’s Fire Warden prior to any burns.
Home number: 802-763-7269
Cell number: 802-299-6708
State of Vermont Burn Permit Regulations: State Burn Permit Information
State of Vermont Permit Assistance
Environmental Assistance Division – (800) 974 – 9559
Department of Environmental Conservation (District 3) Contact Information
(802 ) 885-8850
100 Mineral St, Ste #303
Springfield, VT 05156
The following is a partial listing of projects which may require permits from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Royalton is located in District 3.
Subdivision of land
Buildings and structures other than one single family residence on its own lot may require Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply permits for uses such as:
Apartments (1 or more)
Second dwelling on a lot
Mobile home parks
Act 250, Vermont’s development and control law, is administered by nine District Environmental Commissions, comprised of citizens appointed by the Governor, and supported by staff. Royalton is within the District 3 office.
Act 250 contact information:
District Environmental Commissions
(802 ) 885 – 8855
100 Mineral St, Ste #303
Springfield, VT 05452
An Act 250 permit may also be required for projects such as the following:
Construction for commercial purposes
Construction of 10 or more housing units, including mobile-home parks, within 5 years
The subdivision of land into six or more lots within 5 years, in a town which does not have both permantent zoning and subdivision regulations (Royalton is such a town)
The subdivision of land into 10 or more lots of any size within 5 years
Construction that would substantially change or expand a pre-1970 “grandfathered” development that would require a permit if built today
Construction for a governmental purpose which distrurbs more than 10 acres, or is part of a larger project that will involve mote than 10 acres of land
Construction of a support structure, 20 feet tall or higher, primarily for communication or broadcast purposes.
Construction, including forestry or farming, above 2,500 feet in elevation.
The sale, by public auction, of any interest in a tract of land (or tracts) which has been partitioned or divided for purpose of resale into five or more lots within a radius of five miles and within any period of ten years
Additional State Permit Contacts
Department of Labor and Industry
Construction permit for fire prevention, electrical wiring, plumbing, and ADA access. Operating permit for boilers and pressure vessels (i.e. LP gas storage).
Springfield: (802) 885-8883.
Department of Health
Food, lodging, bakeries, childrens’ camps, asbestos and lead control programs.
(800) 439 – 8550 or (802) 863 – 7220
Department of Agriculture
Greenhouses, Golf courses, milk processing, poultry processing, retail sales/milk/meat/poultry/pesticides, gas pumps, scales, slaughterhouses, animal shlters/kennels
(802) 828 – 2500
Agency of Transportation
Construction within a state highway right-of-way
Off premise signs: (802) 828-2651
Junkyards: (802) 828 – 2053
Agency of Human Services
Childcare facilities: (800) 649 – 2642
Nursing and other care homes: (802) 241 – 2345
Secretary of State
Business registration: (802) 828 – 2386