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Planning & Zoning

The Town Planner is responsible for assisting the Town to implement the goals and objectives outlined in the Town Plan. The Town Planner gives technical guidance to various Town boards and committees on how to carry out initiatives, help manage projects, and applies for grants to support projects that help achieve the goals and objectives in the Town Plan.

The Zoning Administrative Officer issues building and zoning permits, certificates of occupancy, and investigates violation complaints. The Zoning Administrative Officer also serves as the municipal E911 Coordinator who is responsible for assigning new E911 addresses to new structures. The DRB Coordinator staffs the Development Review Board and reviews development proposal submissions.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For more information about the 10/19/22 Public Hearing (Regarding the Residential/Commercial District and the Village Residential/Commercial District), see here: Planning Commission 10/19/22 - Town of Richmond, VT (

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For more information about the 11/2/22 Public Hearing (Regarding the Gateway Commercial District and the Gateway Residential/Commercial District), see here: Planning Commission 11/2/22 - Town of Richmond, VT (


Ravi Venkataraman, AICP CFM

Town Planner

Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm

Tyler Machia

Zoning Administrative Officer

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays: 8 am to 4 pm