Development Review Board

The Development Review Board (DRB) reviews complete applications for proposed projects at public hearings.  Such reviews may be for site plans, conditional uses, variance requests, subdivisions and local Act 250 review of criteria 6, 7 and 10.  Additionally, the DRB hears appeals of decisions of the Zoning Administrator.  The Randolph Land Use Regulations and state statutes set forth the criteria upon which the DRB makes its decisions.

All public hearings must obey the open meeting law.  This law does, however, allow quasi-judicial boards, such as the DRB, to deliberate in a closed session.  The DRB may also reach a decision in a closed session provided the decision reached is put in writing and made public.  These written Memoranda of Decision are below.


All decisions of the DRB may be appealed by the applicant or an interested party who participated at the public hearing for the application.  Such an appeal must be made within 30 days of the decision and all appeals are heard by the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division.


The Randolph DRB has seven regular members who serve three-year terms and alternate members who serve two-year terms. 


Please contact the Zoning Administrator if you have any questions about zoning, obtaining a zoning permit, a proposed project that has been issued a permit or is to be before the DRB, or the zoning and subdivision approval or appeal process in general.