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Municipal Planning Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide a guide for municipal planning commissions in fulfilling their role and responsibilities as set forth in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, the Municipal and Regional Planning and Development Act. A major role of the municipal planning commission is to develop the municipal plan. The Planning Manual provides information that will help the planning commission with this complex task, from designing the planning program to adopting the plan.

State Planning Modules

Cover of the 2017 State Designation Programs - State Planning Module 1

Module 1: The Municipal Plan 
New and up-to-date guidance to help citizen planners build consensus on the community’s top priorities and develop concrete action steps that local leaders can achieve.

Cover of the 2018 State Designation Programs - State Planning Module 2

Module 2: State Designation Programs 
A concise guide on the five state designation programs and their benefits -- along with case studies that show how communities have used the designations to achieve their goals. 

Plan Resources