Planning & Zoning Department

Akeley Memorial Building
67 Main Street
PO Box 730
Stowe, VT 05672

(802) 253-6141 (office)

Sarah McShane, Planning & Zoning Director

Ryan Morrison, Deputy Zoning Administrator

Piper Van Kerkhove, Planning & Zoning Assistant

General Email inquiries should be sent to

  Office Hours:

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM


How to apply for a Zoning Permit: Click Here

Stowe's Planning & Zoning Department provides a variety of services that include:

  • Reviewing and issuing zoning permits for compliance with the Stowe Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
  • Professional services for community planning & development, transportation planning, housing and urban improvement, land conservation, and historic preservation
  • Facilitating the development review process and guiding applicants in the permit process
  • Providing guidance on other local and state permits that may be needed for a project
  • Coordinating town sewer and town water allocations required for a development
  • Updates to the Town of Stowe Zoning Regulations and Town Plan
  • Providing staff assistance to the Development Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and Conservation Commission
  • Assisting with parcel research regarding past development
  • Enforcing the Stowe Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
  • Coordinating 911 addressing


Click here for the Stowe Parcel and Zoning Map

For Online Payments Click here. Please note there is a 3% convenience fee. Select "Zoning Fees" as the transaction item.

The Town of Stowe does not issue Certificate of Compliance letters.

The Town of Stowe adopted a short-term rental ordinance on February 29, 2024.  Click here for information related to short term rentals.


Useful External Resources

VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Searchable Databases- Includes databases for searching wastewater permits and drilling well reports

Vermont Division of Fire Safety

 VT  ANR Atlas - Provides mapping for parcels, roads, trails, flood hazard areas, logged wells, and many natural resource map layers

Video Tutorial on Using ANR Atlas - Tutorial on how to use the ANR Atlas

VT 911 Map Viewer - Provides mapping of the current 911 addressing

Information regarding the Town Health Officer