Preventing Frozen Pipes

Some helpful tips on how to avoid frozen pipes in your rental unit.  The PDF can also be provided to your Tenants so they are aware of this information as well. 


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Finding Common Ground Handbook

Informational handbook for tenants and landlords.



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Rental Housing Health Code

Vermont rental housing health codes and regulations.


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Fire Safety Code Information Sheets

The purpose of the Code Information Sheets and the Fire Safety sheets are to provide information and guidelines about the requirements of the codes. 

While the Department relies on a consistent set of standards and adopts national codes, there are many different classifications within these codes as well as many unique situations. Specific questions should be directed to your local DFS regional office.


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Comittee on Temporary Shelter

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont.


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