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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

Most staff working remotely due to covid-19.
Available by email and phone (see below).
Also available to meet in-person by appointment.
Planning and Zoning Staff
Alex Weinhagen
Director of Planning and Zoning


Mitchel Cypes
Development Review Coordinator


Zoning Administrator
Position Vacant
Contact Alex Weinhagen, Acting Zoning Administrator
Lenore Budd
P & Z Administrative Assistant



Planning and Zoning Links

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 »
Richmond Road Sidewalk Study
A safe route for pedestrians and cyclists along Richmond Road between CVU Road and North Road is a priority in the Town Plan. This Feasibility Study looks at that section of the Richmond Road. 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 »
Sidewalk Scoping Study
This 2014 Sidewalk Scoping Study explores several potential sidewalk alignment alternatives, identifies environmental and cultural resource impacts, and develops cost estimates. 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 »
Hinesburg Town Plan
The Hinesburg Town Plan is the principal policy statement for the Town of Hinesburg, presenting a snapshot of existing conditions and a vision for the future. Go »
Village South Sidewalk Project
This project will add approximately 1,040 feet of sidewalk on Route 116 from the Hinesburg Community School south to the Norris property beyond Friendship Lane. 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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