Municipal Agreement and Mission Statement

Public Works Inspection Services Division will be closed for training on January 10th and January 11th. They will be not be available for office hours, to issue permits or conduct inspections on those two days. You can always see up to date calendar availability here: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/DPW/Online-Permit-Inspection-Scheduling. Thank you for your patience.

INTRODUCTION

A long-standing Municipal Agreement exists between the City of Burlington & the State of Vermont that authorizes the city to operate independently, adopt and administer the construction fire & building safety codes & standards adopted by and applied in the State.  Equally and recognized by most agreements alike minimum codes must be met and never anything less; however, the city reserves the right to elevate the minimum standards over and above the State minimums to those levels that serves best for the City of Burlington.    

In summary, exclusively working for the City of Burlington and Via the agreement, DPW/ISD is an extension of the State of VT overseeing the same model codes and amendments adoted in the Vermont Fire & Building Safety Codes.  The Burlington Code of Ordinances and its charter separates the City from the State supporting the city's privilege to adopt those modifications that best serves Burlington’s built environment and infrastructure.  

MISSION STATEMENT

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Through the construction permitting processes & procedures; Burlington’s Inspection Services Team delivers the highest-quality of service and education with integrity and respect that supports the city's infrastructure consistently with Burlington's Code of Ordinances and Vermont's Fire & Building Safety Codes.
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Resources

 

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