Written by A.J. LaRosa – Changes to Act 250, Vermont’s historic state-wide land use law, are before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife. In addition to updated and amended Criteria, the Committee is considering altering the appeal of permits issued by regional District Commissions. Presently, appeals from District Commission decisions are heard […]
Written by Liam Murphy, MSK Attorneys – The City of Burlington, Vermont plans to reappraise all property in the spring of 2020 and recently mailed every property owner in the city a letter asking for information relating to their property. Vermont reappraisals typically take place on a five- to seven-year cycle, either on a […]
Written by Catherine Dingle, MSK Attorneys – Canadians buy residential and commercial property in Vermont for a variety of reasons. Proximity to Canada is a plus, the climate is similar and the state offers breathtaking mountain vistas that make it a popular year-round destination for tourists. If you are a Canadian looking to buy […]
Written by A.J. LaRosa, MSK Attorneys – It is no easy task to get a variance in Vermont. Variances, by their very nature, contravene the goal of zoning. They are, as defined by Vermont law, “individual exceptions to generally applicable rules of zoning, the purpose of which is to bring about the orderly physical development […]
Vermont municipal zoning regulations are among the strongest in the United States. Along with Vermont Act 250, the state’s municipal zoning regulations focus on protecting natural environmental features and the “character” of a given area.
Written by Brian Sullivan, Vermont Immigration Attorney at MSK Attorneys: A visa extension is one of the most common immigration attorney requests. Many people living and working in the United States want to find ways to stay beyond the expiration of their visas. It is not always necessary to get on a plane […]
Written by Hans Huessy, MSK Attorneys – Vermont solar siting laws can pose a challenge to large-scale solar farm development. The difficulty in Vermont solar siting rises in proportion to the size of the proposed solar farm. Larger sites are much more difficult to develop than smaller sites, and no solar development will move forward […]
Written by A.J. LaRosa, MSK Attorneys: You May Already Have One Vermont Act 250 is a statewide development law passed in 1970 to regulate and manage large developments within Vermont. It was passed to protect sensitive environmental areas and carries strict and evolving rules regarding size, scale, siting, emissions, stormwater runoff and wastewater processing. […]