The focus of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to provide for the needs of the public in the most cost effective and efficient way possible. Our staff is committed to providing a high level of service to the community and to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the Town’s infrastructure.
Public Works Director:
Office Location: 49 Center Street, Brandon VT 05733
Contact Information: Office Phone: (802) 247-3635 ext. 211
Highway Foreman: Shawn Erickson
Highway Garage Location: 356 Champlain Street
Contact Information: Garage phone – 802-247-3600
Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The Highway Department maintains approximately 76 miles of road (of which 30 miles is gravel), 22 bridges and approximately 300 culverts and catch basins.
Chief Operator: Stephen Cijka
Treatment Plant Location: 500 Union Street
Contact Information: Plant Phone – 802-247-6730
Emergency Pager – 802-283-7280
Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM / 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Weekends & Holidays)
The Wastewater Department maintains approximately 22 miles of sewer main, 6 pump stations and approximately 100 manhole structures. The Wastewater Plant treats approximately 300,000 gallons of waste daily.
DPW Permit Information
“Before undertaking any construction Within the Town of Brandon right-of-way,
please contact the Public Works Director as your project may require permits
and/or damage deposits”
Access Permits: An access permit, also known as a driveway permit or curb cut permit, is required for all residential drives, commercial drives and private roads that connect to a town highway to include: construction of a new access; improvements to an existing access to accommodate a change of use or an increase in traffic (for example: converting a temporary logging access to a residential drive); alteration or reconfiguration of an existing access (for example: increasing the width of a drive).
Prices: Review – $65; Damage Deposit- $300
Excavation Permits: An excavation permit, also known as a road opening permit, is required when excavating in any portion of a Town Highway right-of-way. The Town’s right-of-way is usually 3 rods wide (49 ½ feet).
Prices: Review – $65; Damage Deposit – $300; Resurfacing – varies
Sewer Tap and/or Reserved Sewer Capacity Permits: A sewer tap and /or reserved sewer capacity permit is required for any new connection to the municipal sewer system. A permit is also necessary to reserve additional sewer capacity for an existing connection (for example: construction of an addition or a change in use such as converting a residential home to a veterinary clinic) or to retap (connect a new lateral) to the Town’s sewer main.
Prices: Review – $65; Damage Deposit – $250; Sewer Capacity – $2.79 per gallon
For additional permit information please contact the following:
- Access, Excavation or Sewer Permits
Brandon Public Works Director
(802) 247-3635 ext. 211
- Municipal Water Permits
Raymond Counter, Brandon Fire District #1 Water Superintendent
(802) 247-3311 or (802) 236-6169
- Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation Permits
Rick Oberkirch, Permit Specialist
- Local Land Use (Zoning) Permits
Jeffrey M. Biasuzzi, Brandon Zoning Administrator
(802) 247-3635 ext. 202