Building Departments in Franklin County, Vermont

There are 2 Building Departments in Franklin County, Vermont, serving a population of 48,816 people in an area of 634 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 24,408 people, and 1 Building Department per 316 square miles.

In Vermont, Franklin County is ranked 13th of 14 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 10th of 14 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Franklin County Building Departments

Find Franklin County, Vermont building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


St Albans Town Zoning 579 Lake Road St. Albans, VT

Swanton Zoning 1 Academy Street Swanton, VT

About the Franklin County Building Department

Building Departments in Franklin County, VT are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Franklin County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Franklin County, Vermont building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Franklin County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Franklin County, VT zoning laws and requirements

Franklin County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Franklin County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Franklin County Residential Housing Units
 Franklin CountyVermont
Total Housing Units22,307331,106
Occupied Housing Units18,649 (83.6%)258,535 (78.1%)
Franklin County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Franklin CountyVermont
Single-Family Detached Homes13,370 (71.7%)169,208 (65.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes425 (2.3%)9,589 (3.7%)
2 Apartments896 (4.8%)15,974 (6.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments757 (4.1%)17,189 (6.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments597 (3.2%)12,215 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments745 (4.0%)15,147 (5.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,859 (10.0%)19,213 (7.4%)
Franklin County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Franklin CountyVermont
2014 or Later77 (0.4%)1,415 (0.5%)
2010 to 2013589 (3.2%)5,143 (2.0%)
2000 to 20092,280 (12.2%)28,504 (11.0%)
1980 to 19995,738 (30.8%)68,900 (26.7%)
1960 to 19793,555 (19.1%)61,093 (23.6%)
1940 to 19591,375 (7.4%)24,492 (9.5%)
1939 or Earlier5,035 (27.0%)68,988 (26.7%)
Franklin County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Franklin CountyVermont
1 Room266 (1.4%)6,610 (2.6%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,467 (7.9%)29,596 (11.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,920 (31.7%)83,238 (32.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,414 (34.4%)79,421 (30.7%)
8 or More Rooms4,582 (24.6%)59,670 (23.1%)
Franklin County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Franklin CountyVermont
No Bedroom266 (1.4%)7,228 (2.8%)
1 Bedroom1,573 (8.4%)28,086 (10.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms12,720 (68.2%)172,380 (66.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,090 (21.9%)50,841 (19.7%)
Franklin County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Franklin CountyVermont
With Complete Plumbing Facilities18,562 (99.5%)257,253 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities18,551 (99.5%)256,185 (99.1%)