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Planning and Zoning

Welcome to Hinesburg Planning and Zoning. The Hinesburg Planning staff is here to help you, and answer your questions about planning, building, and zoning here in Hinesburg.

Planning helps guide how a community grows and develops, and Hinesburg's planning staff, volunteer boards, and commissions are engaged in the community as they consider the needs of all of our residents in the planning process.

Contact the Planning and Zoning Office if you are:
  • Wondering whether you need a permit for a project you are undertaking;
  • If you are curious about a development project;
  • If you would like more information about a particular planning project;
  • If you are pondering the future of your property and would like some help and/or maps;
  • If you have an idea to improve our community and aren’t sure where to start
Hinesburg Planning Department
Town Hall, 3rd Floor
10632 Route 116
Hinesburg VT 05461

Phone: 802-482-2281
Fax: 802-482-5404

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
And by appointment. Call ahead to schedule a time.

Planning and Zoning Staff
Alex Weinhagen
Director of Planning and Zoning

802-482-2281 ext. 225

Peter Erb
Zoning Administrator

802-482-2281 ext. 226

Renae Marshall
Special Projects Coordinator

802-482-2281 ext. 222


Current Planning Projects - Hinesburg is Happening!

Community enrichment and planning projects take time - both to create well thought out plans and to garner public feedback and consensus on the way to move forward. Hinesburg makes progress every day on projects to improve the quality of life and well being of our community. Read more about some of the exciting planning projects the Town is currently pursuing.

Bissonette Recreational Facility
The Town of Hinesburg has been offered a parcel of land near the southwest corner of the intersection of Shelburne Falls Road and VT Route 116 for use as new recreational fields. Go »
Haystack Crossing
Project planning and DRB review is underway for the 84-acre Haystack Crossing project located at the corner of Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116. Go »

Public Safety Facility
The Public Safety Facilities Committee has spent the last year working to develop a comprehensive solution to the public safety facility needs in Hinesburg, and a long-term vision for the development of Lot 1. Go »
Route 116 Corridor Study
This corridor study will be a comprehensive evaluation of Route 116 through Hinesburg’s growth center. It will examine opportunities for accommodating planned growth and addressing current traffic patterns. Go »
Rural Area Zoning
Furthering the goals of the Town Plan is the ongoing work of the Planning Commission as they seek to bring land use regulations and the rural area vision of the Town Plan together. Go »
Shoreline Zoning Project
The Planning Commission is involved in a comprehensive look at the zoning regulations that guide development in the Shoreline District. Read more and take the Shoreline Survey. Go »
Stormwater Management
Work is underway throughout the Town of Hinesburg to manage the quanity and quailty of stormwater runoff. Learn more about Stormwater and what you can do to help. Go »
Village Visualization Project
This project attempts to create a coherent physical plan for the Village Growth Area that connects and integrates potential mixed uses based on the Town’s existing zoning regulations and official map. Go »


Zoning Compliance Statement Application
Submit if you would like the Zoning Administrator to research whether a property has all its required permits (building permits, certificates of occupancy, etc.). This search is frequently required by mortgage lenders when a property is sold.

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