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    • Town of Pownal
      467 Center Street
      PO Box 411
      Pownal, VT 05261-0411
      Attn: Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator (appointed). Appointed by the planning commission with the approval of the selectboard. Approves or denies applications for zoning permits. Administers the municipal bylaws literally. Enforces regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance. 24 V.S.A. §4448

  • The Zoning Administrator shall administer the Zoning Bylaws of the Town literally, and does not have the power to permit any land development that is not in conformance with the town's bylaws. They are responsible for enforcement of all rules and regulations pertaining to the bylaw regulations.
  • If the Zoning Administrator denies a request for a zoning permit, he or she must advise the applicant of that individual's right to appeal the action or decision to the Develop Review Board.
  • The Zoning Administrator gives a verbal warning to any person suspected of an alleged minor violation of any bylaw after it has been adopted giving them 30 days to correct the problem.

Learn More on the Zoning page.

Approximate Time Required for this Position:
Time Commitment: Varies with this position.

Is this an elected, appointed or a hired town position?
This is an elected position.

  Is this a paid town position?
The Zoning Administrator is paid a stipend of $3,600.00/year

If you would like to learn more, you can view this Vermont link.

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