Vermont Public Records

About Vermont Open Public Record

Access to public records in the state of Vermont is subject to the Vermont Public Record Law, in effect since 2002. The law asserts that public records from Vermont public agencies must be open for public inspection or copying. The law further stipulates that a requested document must be made available within a calendar week of the request. Provisions are in place to appeal a decision in the event a request is denied. This law is pertinent to existing documents only. Vermont was the 14th state granted statehood, which occurred on March 4, 1791. Census figures show that Vermont's population of 630,337 is the second smallest in the country. As the state's small population might suggest, Vermont is allowed a single delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The largest city in the state is Burlington, with the capital city in Montpelier. Vermont is comprised of 14 counties, 9 cities, and numerous municipalities. No state in the union produces more maple syrup. The Vermont Criminal Information Center, a division of the Department of Public Safety, is the agency responsible for criminal history records. Quickly and easily explore the many public records available online for Vermont. Access interesting census data about the people and demographics of the state. Link to the Department of Health to obtain birth, death, marriage or divorce records. Investigate the workings of the Vermont judiciary to find court records, jury duty and other legal information. Gather housing and real estate information and learn about the education and background history of the residents. Explore statistics on the companies and firms in Virginia to get a feel for doing business in the state. Each county link provides a plethora of information on local government and services. The city links will tell you about the individual communities, local attractions and give you a glimpse of life in Vermont. Find out how to access criminal history records online and read current crime reports and news headlines. To keep up to date, visit this site often as new sources are added on a regular basis.
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Vermont Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Ask Questions, About Vermont

  • Where can I find in Vermont, who was in jail from September 21st, 2012 until October 4th, 2012?
    You will need to look into local police records for arrest requests. Statewide authorities have access to arrest information for themselves, but do not offer them to the public. The department of public safety allows for criminal record checks. If the arrest is recent, there are police logs online which show their detainees. One place many don't check which doesn't cost anything is the state of Vermont's department of corrections. If there was a conviction and sentenced in Vermont, this search can help, which also means there are court records with more information. The Vermont Judiciary offers a criminal record check for a fee, it can be requested with an online form, but it must be turned in at the court's public service counter or by mail only. There are court and attorney service companies which can deliver the form, there's no signature line in this form. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Vermont, access to my bench warrant and how much and where I need to pay?
    Certain city, county or state websites have services and information regarding traffic and citation issues. Courts and law enforcement can also have links in regard to traffic. (Staff)

Vermont Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/21/2021)

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Vermont American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/21/2021)

  • About Vermont ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Vermont's demographic and housing ACS survey of 626,358 being 0.2 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.3% males and 50.7% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Vermont Selected Social Characteristics
    The Vermont social characteristics data of 257,252 households, which make up 0.22 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 160,872 families with and without children. There are 152,182 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Vermont Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Vermont American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 517,411 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.21 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 346,979 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Vermont Selected Housing Characteristics
    Vermont housing characteristics are collected from 324,332 dwellings making up 0.24 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 257,252 or uninhabited 67,080 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 257,252 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.