Registration is required for all USTs, except for tanks under 1100 gallons located at a farm or a private residence. USTs at public buildings must register no matter what size.
How to register an underground storage tank:
- Complete and submit the applicable parts of the UST Form: Part I, Part II, Part III, PartIV. The form (s) can be filled out online, but it cannot be saved and submitted online.
- Pay land recording fee of $10 made payable to the town or city clerk of the town or city where the UST is located.
- Mail the form along with the $10 town/city fee to UST Program, 1 National Life Dr-Davis 1, Montpelier VT 05620-3704
How to Permit an underground storage tank:
Permitting is required for all Category One Tanks (COTS): These are underground storage tanks that contain motor fuel and fuel oil for retail sales, backup generators, waste oil storage, and chemical storage.
WHAT FEES ARE REQUIRED?
To register a tank, the only fee is a check for $10 made payable to the Town or City Clerk of the Town or City in which the tank is located. This is a land record fee. An example would be 22 Smith Street, Waterbury, the check would be payable to the Town Clerk of Waterbury. The check is forwarded to the Agency with the completed UST Form. Do not send the check to the Town Clerk. Part 1 of the UST Form is recorded in the land records against the land owner’s name.
Permit fees: $125.00 per tank/per year. A compartmental tank is considered one tank. Make check payable to the Treasurer, State of Vermont.
Example: If a facility is brand new and never had tanks then the fees are $10.00 for the land record fee and $125.00 per tank fee. so there would be one check made out to the town/ city for $10.00 and another check for $125.00 or more(depending on the number of tanks to be permitted) made out to the Treasurer, State of Vermont.
If a Permitted facility is adding another tank(s) the fees are as stated above.
Questions? Contact: June Reilly at 802- 522-0231