The Shoreland Protection Act
The Vermont Legislature has passed a new law that restricts development within 250 feet of any lake in the state greater than ten acres. The flyer below is the best summary of the Act’s provisions we have found to date.
The law is effective beginning July 1st of this year. The DEC is quickly gearing up to issue permits, and to field questions about the law’s terms and exceptions. At this point it seems to us that it cannot help but benefit the lake.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Shoreland Protection Act: LINK
The full text of the new law: HERE.
New 25 page Handbook for Shoreland Development: LINK