How do I get a Special Use Permit?
Download a copy pf the State Rail Trail Special Use Permit Guidance and Application, fill it out completely, and submit it to Jackie Cassino (Jackie.Cassino@vermont.gov), AOT’s State Rail Trails Program Manager. Once received, it will be reviewed, and if approved, a permit will be issued. Please contact us with any questions regarding the permit process.
Operating on the Rail Trail?
Interested in a more permanent activity on a rail trail? Examples of this may include, but are not limited to: operating a business on a rail trail; establishing a new driveway crossing to a residence or business; creating a connection to a local trail network; and/or leasing a parcel of land for a trailhead, art installation, commercial or agricultural business. You’ll need to enter into an agreement with AOT for these activities. The type and cost of the agreement will vary depending on use type and square footage or acreage occupied. For more information on rail trail agreements, review the Rail Property Management FAQs and forms on the AOT website.