Planning & Development

Staff

Lori Hirshfield, Director: lhirshfield@hartford-vt.org Phone: 478-1119
Matt Osborn, Town Planner: mosborn@hartford-vt.org Phone: 478-1118
Jo-Ann Ells, Zoning Administrator: jells@hartford-vt.org Phone 478-1117
Dee Gish, Administrative Assistant: dgish@hartford-vt.org Phone: 478-1116

Mission Statement

To provide efficient and professional planning and development assistance and service to the Hartford community, while preserving the history, character and uniqueness of Hartford

Responsibilities

The Department of Planning and Development Services is responsible for the administration of local planning issues, including:

  • Building and Zoning Permits
  • Capital Improvement Planning and Implementation (CIP)
  • Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Energy 
  • Flood plain regulations
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Historic Preservation
  • Housing
  • Long-range planning projects
  • Marketing & Tourism
  • Resilience 
  • Site Development Plan Review
  • Transportation Planning
  • White River Junction Tax Increment Financing District

Commissions & Committees - See pages for each Committee for current meeting schedules.

The department staffs the:

  • Climate Advisory Committee
  • Community Resilience Organization of Hartford (CROH)
  • Conservation Commission
  • Design Review Committee
  • Energy Commission
  • Hartford Business Revolving Loan Fund Committee
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Resilient Hartford Committee
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

Partner Organizations

The department also works closely with:

  • Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation
  • Hartford Development Corporation
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Planning Commission
  • Upper Valley Strong
  • Vital Communities

FAQs

Contact Us

Planning & Development
Hartford Town Hall
171 Bridge Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: 802-295-3075
Fax: 802-295-6382

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Document Center

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Town Plan / Zoning Regulations / Subdivision Regulations11 documents

  • 2019 Town Plan
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  • Changes to the Hartford Zoning Regulations
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  • Effective 12-16-2014: Sections: 260-23A; 260-59; 260 C; 260 F)
    document Header Effective 12-16-2014: Sections: 260-23A; 260-59; 260 C; 260 F)
  • Hartford Sign Ordinance
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  • New - HCR Zoning District
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  • New - QCR Zoning District
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  • New - QII Zoning District
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  • New - Zoning Matrix of Uses
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  • Subdivision Regulations (Effective 03/08/2016)
    document Header Subdivision Regulations (Effective 03/08/2016)
  • Update to Zoning Regulations (Height)
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  • Zoning Regulations
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Department Resources20 documents

  • Accessory Dwelling Unit
    document Header Accessory Dwelling Unit
  • Administrative Approval
    document Header Administrative Approval
  • Agricultural Building Notice of Intent
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  • Application Process Policy
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  • Application to Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Adjustment
    document Header Application to Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Chapter 58-Flood Hazard Area-General Code
    document Header Chapter 58-Flood Hazard Area-General Code
  • Fire Protection Policy and Checklist
    document Header Fire Protection Policy and Checklist
  • Hartford Zoning map 2022
    document Header Hartford Zoning map 2022
  • Home Business Intent Form
    document Header Home Business Intent Form
  • Home Occupation Intent Form
    document Header Home Occupation Intent Form
  • Notice of Appeal
    document Header Notice of Appeal
  • Notice of Intent to Build a Ramp
    document Header Notice of Intent to Build a Ramp
  • Planning Commission and Zoning Board Application
    document Header Planning Commission and Zoning Board Application
  • Quechee Zoning Map 2022
    document Header Quechee Zoning Map 2022
  • Setback Waiver Application
    document Header Setback Waiver Application
  • Sign Ordinance
    document Header Sign Ordinance
  • Sign Permit Application
    document Header Sign Permit Application
  • Wilder Zoning Map 2022
    document Header Wilder Zoning Map 2022
  • Zoning and Building Permit 6-Month Extension Request
    document Header Zoning and Building Permit 6-Month Extension Request
  • Zoning Permit
    document Header Zoning Permit