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Rental Housing Health and Safety

On June 7,2022 Act 181 was signed into law transferring townVermont’s Rental Health and Safety Code previously administered by local municipal Heath Officers to the Division of Fire Safety.  The program is a complaint-based system designed to ensure rental housing is maintained in a safe and healthy manner.

The Division of Fire Safety is committed to protecting Vermonters and guests who visit our great State by educating landlords and tenants of their responsibilities to foster a safe and healthy environment.

This web page provides valuable resources for landlords and tenants and provides guidance on how to properly file a complaint. This page also shows the minimal health and safety standards that are required to be complied with.

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 Resources for a Safe Home Environment

Asbestos and Lead Buildings           Lead Hazards            Pests and Bed Bugs        Mold Issues 

 Fire and Life Safety Issues          Healthy Homes         Home Renovations and Your Health   

 Local Town Health Officers               VDH Reports, Responses & Special Projects

Links to Housing Health and Safety Information at Other Agencies and Departments


Vermont Department of Health

CVOEO / the Vermont Landlords Association -

The Definitive Guide to Renting in Vermont,


VT Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

DAIL Housing Safety and Accessibility Process | Developmental

Housing-Related Health and Safety Hazard Assessment

Vermont | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban …

VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Resources for Homeowners (Incl. Mobile Homes)  

VT Agency of Human Services

Family Support & Safety Services Vermont

Partners & Advocates Housing Partners

VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Resources for Renters and Landlords

Vermont Housing Improvement Program (VHIP) Information

Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont

Repair Problems and Tenant’s Right to Repairs |


VT Fire Safety Information Sheets and additional information for Rental Housing Health and Safety


paperwork Vermont Rental Housing inspections- what you need to know. 

Vermont Landlords & Tenants - Rights & Responsibilities


Other DFS fire safety information sheets