When possible, please call or email to schedule an appointment as the ZA is often in meetings or on site visits.

For Short Term Rental Permits:

  1. After reading the Zoning  Bylaws for your Zone (District) in Section 450, and determining your Use (Permitted Use or Conditional Use), fill out the simple Zoning Permit Application below for a Permitted Use, and the DRB Hearing and Permit Application for Conditional Use.  Include a copy of your completed STR Safety Form.
  2. The fee for a STR Change of Use is 10 cents a square foot, and a floor plan of the STR is required, as well as a site plan (outdoors).  Be sure to clearly mark your 10’x18′ parking areas on the site plan and make sure they are in compliance with Section 730 of the adopted Bylaws.  Do not include a Base Fee ($100) unless you are adding new construction or permitting after-the-fact unpermitted construction.
  3. If you are asking for more bedrooms than we have your home listed as, include a copy of your Wastewater Permit from the State of Vermont linked below.  If you do not know how many bedrooms your home is listed as in our records, please contact me.  If you are on Town Sewer, include an allocation letter from the Wastewater Dept.  You can search for your Wastewater Permit at: https://dec.vermont.gov/water/wastewater-systems-and-potable-water-supply-program/wastewater-systems-and-potable-water
  4. Remember, this permit is good forever.  Even if the bylaws change in the future your STR Use permit will allow you to continue operating as a non-conforming use.
  5. Please send in the completed application as a packet in person or by mail whenever feasible rather than by email, as it helps keep the application in one piece.

Zoning Administrator: Jessica Roberts

Phone:  (802) 464-8591 ext 124

FAX:  (802) 464-8477

E-mail:  jroberts@wilmingtonvt.us

Follow this department at: instagram.com/zoning05363

Office Hours:

MON-TUES: 9 AM to 4:00 PM

THUR-FRI: 9 AM to 4:00 PM

Our Bylaws state “no land development shall commence until a zoning Permit has been issued by the Zoning Administrator”.  Changes of Use and/or Change of a Structure almost always require a permit, though some exceptions apply.  Not sure?  Need some help navigating the Bylaws? Contact the Zoning Administrator by phone, email, or make an appointment to meet in person and discuss your project.

Bylaws and Fee Information

Wilmington Zoning Ordinance

Permit Fees


Zoning Applications

Zoning Permit Application  *

DRB Hearing & Permit Application *

Sign Permit Application  *

Zoning Appeal Application *

Amend or Extend Permit Application *

Violation Report Form *

STR Safety Form *

Helpful Info

Do You Need A Permit- Information Brochure

Helpful Links for Applicants

DRB – What to Expect

Site Plan and Standards – How-to Sheet

Zoning FAQ



Zoning Districts Map

Zoning Overlays Map