Municipal Plan and Bylaw Submissions

Plan and Bylaw Database

The electronic plans and bylaws municipalities sent to DHCD contribute to a useful and ever-growing plan and bylaw database.  See instructions for navigating the database.


When adopting municipal plans and bylaws, please follow these steps:

  1. Find the Plan and Bylaw Adoption Tools (pdf) at 
  • Complete the required Plan/Bylaw Reporting Form, a written report that describes the changes proposed in the plan or bylaw 
  • Use the checklist accompanying the Clerks Certificate for ensuring the required public notice procedures are followed
  1. For sending to DHCD, only electronic submissions please.
  1. When the plan, bylaw or amendment is adopted, follow Step 2 by emailing to DHCD as required in 24 V.S.A. § 4445 and make sure your Regional Planning Commission has a copy as well
  2. Make the plan or bylaw available to the public in the town clerk’s office and post it on the municipal website (if applicable).