Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administrator

Goshen is a special place to live!  The small rural town adheres to the bylaws and a Town plan that safeguards  and protects the asthetic beauty, wildlife, and rural nature of the land while providing options for managed development and building projects on properties.  

The Zoning Administrator assists applicants and town officials in understanding the zoning process, and to facilitate the application of permits and hearings. 

Before any building projects, change of use, or alterations on your property, please contact the Zoning Administrator to be sure what you do is compliant with Goshen Zoning Bylaws and Town Plan. 

Below you will find our Goshen Plan and Goshen Zoning Bylaws and Regulations as well as forms necessary for zoning.

Building Permit
Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy
Sub-division Application
Board of Adjustment form for Waiver or Variance

Zoning Administrator 

Marci Hayes
(802) 247-6151
zoning@goshenvt.org

Roles & Responsibilities of the Zoning Admistrator (from VT Secretary of State’s website):

Zoning Administrator (appointed).
Appointed by the planning commission with the approval of the selectboard. Approves or denies applications for zoning permits. Administers the municipal bylaws literally. Enforces regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance. 24 V.S.A. § 4448

Zoning Board of Adjustment or Development Review Board Members (appointed). 
Holds hearings and makes decisions on land use permit applications and appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator. 24 V.S.A. § 4460

Goshen Town Plan

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