-Shoreland Protection Law

Vermont Shoreland Protection Act Summary_1
Vermont Shoreland Protection Act Summary_2


Effective July 1, 2014, the Vermont Legislature passed the Click Here for the Shoreland Protection Act (Chapter 49A of Title 10, §1441 et seq.), which regulates shoreland development within 250 feet of a lake’s mean water level for all lakes greater than 10 acres in size. The intent of the Act is to prevent degradation of water quality in lakes, preserve habitat and natural stability of shorelines, and maintain the economic benefits of lakes and their shorelands. The Act seeks to balance good shoreland management and shoreland development.

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Click Here for the Shoreline Stabilization Handbook

Click Here for a Discussion of Shoreline Stabilization

Click Here for Shoreland Permitting Information