Th Town of Colchester Planning and Zoning Department is in the process of scanning all of its land record files and permits. As of October 3, 2015, 50% of the files have been digitized and linked into the Town's permitting software: Edgesoft (ELMS). This information is now available on-line at: https://elms.colchestervt.us/elms/
The user name and password are both: public. A guide to the system can be found here. As of this time, only half of files have been digitized and uploaded to the software: tax map 28 and up. The Town is working on the remainder of the files and anticipates that all files will be available in early 2016. If you would like to find out if a property has a tax map of 28 or greater, you can visit the Interactive Map and find the first two digits of the parcel id (same as tax map number). In ELMS, permits and records prior to 2015 will show up under attachments labeled as "archive1900.pdf". These pdf documents are similar to what you would find in a paper file: information on all permits is in chronological order with the newest information first. There are often multiple archive pdfs that are labeled as 1, 2,or 3 as Development Review Board files are often separate. Please review all files.
2016 will also see the launch of an EGov portal for the Town of Colchester that will allow for the on-line application for permits and permit tracking.
Software Requirements: This website must be accessed in Internet Explorer from outside the Town Offices. If you have trouble accessing the site, please check this configuration list first. If you would like to sign up for training in the website or have any issues, please contact the Planing and Zoning Department at: email@example.com