Regulations and Permits Related to Dams (Vermont)

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Place Vermont

Applies to States or Provinces Vermont
Name Regulations and Permits Related to Dams (Vermont)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation,
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


Vermont law requires a permit, or a dam order, for the construction, alteration, or removal of dams impounding more than 500,000 cubic feet of water, including any accumulated sediments. Dam applications are reviewed for public safety and environmental impacts. Applicants should contact the Department of Environmental Conservation early in the planning process for assistance with additional permits required for a project.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Bushman
Department Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Dam Safety
Address 103 S. Main St.
Address 2 Laundry Building
Place Waterbury
Zip/Postal Code 5671
Phone 802-654-8971


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 10 V.S.A. Chapter 43