Regulations You Should Know
Vermont Septic Tank Rules
The Department of Environmental Conservation of the state of Vermont is responsible for all the septic systems in the state and not the town of Ludlow. Remember that a permit is required for a new system or to modify an existing system. There are many new requirements, one of which requires a licensed designer. Consult with the State of Vermont before beginning any project.
The regional office is in Springfield:
Jeff Svec, Assistant regional Engineer
Wastewater Management Division
Vermont Dock Rules
In accordance with 29 V.S.A. Chapter 11, Management of Lakes and Ponds, docks in Vermont lakes and ponds must meet at least one of the following two requirements. Failure to comply with at least one of these two criteria may subject the dock owner to an enforcement action by the Agency of Natural Resources.
a. Navigation or boating is not unreasonably impeded and
b. The dock is wooden or metal, used solely for noncommercial purposes, and is mounted on piles or floats; and
c. The combined length of all docks located within 100 feet of each other which are owned or controlled by the same person does not exceed 50 feet; and
d. The total surface area of all docks located within 100 feet of each other which are owned or controlled by the same person does not exceed 500 square feet; and
e. Concrete, masonry, earth or rock fill, sheet piling, bulkheading, cribwork, or similar construction does not form any part of the dock.
Possession of an unexpired permit for the dock, issued un 20 V.S.A. Chapter 11, Management of Lake and Ponds.
The Agency is undertaking shoreline inspections to enforce this statue. If your dock does not meet at least one of the above criteria, or if you have questions, contact Steven Hanna of the Shoreland Encroachment Program.
Ludlow Town Zoning Rules
Ludlow Town Ordinances