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Learn more about Vermont's  Designation Programs, their benefits, and how they work.

Info and Resources

Click an image below to open the link or resource and learn more about Vermont's designation programs.

DHCD Designation Programs Website

DHCD Designation Programs Website

Learn more about the Vermont Designation Programs and get links and resources at DHCD

2023 Designation Programs Annual Report

2023 Designation Programs Annual Report

Read the 2023 Annual Report of the Designation Programs, including participating communities and program impacts. (PDF)

Vermont Planning Atlas (Interactive Map Viewer)

Vermont Planning Atlas (Interactive Map Viewer)

The Vermont Planning Atlas is an interactive, online GIS tool. Explore Vermont's designated municipalities, planning boundaries and more.

State Designation Programs Planning Manual (2018, PDF)

State Designation Programs Planning Manual (2018, PDF)

Explore the Vermont State Planning Manual's module on the Designation Programs. Content includes info on what the five designations are, why they matter, how to apply, and benefits for municipalities and landowners.

Benefits Overview (PDF)

Benefits Overview (PDF)

Learn what benefits are offered for each of the five designation types.

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