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Planning and Permitting

It is recommended that individuals, businesses, and developers engage early with ANR for effective planning and efficient permitting.

ANR Planning

The Office of Planning coordinates agency policy positions in relation to other state agencies, federal agencies and outside stakeholders. It ensures 

The office also represents the agency in proceedings before the Environmental Court, the Public Utility Commission, and the Natural Resources Board. These proceedings include: (1) Appeals of Agency actions such as the issuance or denial of permits, Appeals of Act 250 permits (2) the review of proposed projects seeking an Act 250 permit, and (3) the review of proposed projects seeking a certificate of public good before the Public Utility Commission.

ANR Permits

The Agency of Natural Resources issues a number of different permits. 

Visit our Permitting Page to find general information about permits issued by the Agency and throughout each department:

  • Environmental Conservation,
  • Fish and Wildlife, and
  • Forests, Parks and Recreation.