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Are Vermont Vital Records Open to the Public?

In the state of Vermont, vital records are considered public records. The availability of a vital record is determined by the type of record, and how far back the event occurred. Generally, vital records include, but are not limited to, marriage records, divorce records, birth records, and death records.

 

What Information Do I Need to Search for Vermont Vital Records Online?

Some vital records can be accessed online through the state-managed portals. Requesters will be required to provide some critical information needed to locate the record. They include:

  • The name of the parties involved in the vital event (surname is compulsory)
  • The date, month, and year the event occurred
  • The place the event occurred
  • Proof of identification (if certified copies are required).

Publicly available vital records are also managed and disseminated by some third-party aggregate sites. These websites are generally not being by geographical record availability and may serve as an adequate starting point when researching specific or multiple records. However, third-party sites are not affiliated with the government. As such, record availability may differ from official channels. To find a record using the search engines on these sites, the requesting party will be required to provide:

  • The location of the record in question including city, county, or state where the case was filed.
  • The name of someone involved provided it is not a juvenile.

 

What Do I Need to Obtain Vital Records in the State of Vermont?

Certified vital records are only available to persons with a tangible and direct interest such as the named parties on the record, their first degree relations, designated attorneys, and persons with a certified court order. These eligible persons are required to provide a suitable document as evidence. Acceptable documents include driver’s license, U.S identity card, and passport.

 

What’s the difference between a Certified Record and Non-Certified Copy of Vital Records?

Certified copies function as the official documents used for establishing identity while non-certified copies are non-official documents that cannot be used to establish identity. On account of this, certified copies are only issued to authorized individuals. Non-certified copies are reserved for informational purposes only and are usually printed on plain white paper.

Are Marriage Records Public Information?

Marriage records are public information in Vermont. However, in accordance with state statutes, certified copies are restricted to entitled individuals such as the couple, and their immediate relative. Marriage records from 2014 to present are maintained at the state level by the Vermont Department of Health. Older records are managed by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.

How Do I Find Marriage Records In Vermont?

Vermont Marriage Records can be obtained in person, or by mail. Requesters are required to visit the Department of Health with the necessary information such as the names of the parties involved, the date of marriage, and the place of marriage. Interested parties can also request records by mail by sending a completed Marriage/Divorce Application Form to:

Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

Usually, the office charges $10 per certificate. Cash payment is accepted in person. By mail, money order or check made payable to the Vermont Department of Health must be attached to the application form.

Are Vermont Divorce Records Public Information?

Most divorce records in the state of Vermont are public information that can be requested by any member of the general public. However, the available information may exclude delicate details such as financial account information, financial agreements, as well as parts and portions of the record revealing the identity of minors, witnesses, and victims of domestic violence.

 

How Do I Find Divorce Records In Vermont?

Divorces completed from 2014 to date are available at the Vermont Department of Health while records registered prior to this date are available at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. Divorce records can also be obtained in person or by mail. In-person requesters are required to visit the applicable office with the necessary information such as the names of the parties involved, the date of marriage, and the place of marriage. By mail, interested parties can complete and send the divorce section of the Marriage/Divorce Application Form to:

Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

Are Vermont Birth Records Public Information?

Birth records in the state of Vermont are considered public documents and are therefore available to members of the public upon request. However, sensitive information in a record may be restricted to authorized persons including the registrants, first degree relations, legal representatives, and authorized governmental personnel. Records of birth registered from 1909 to date are available at the State Department of Health.

 

How Do I Find Vermont Birth Records?

Birth records can also be found in person or by mail by providing the basic facts of the record such as the name at birth, the current age, place of birth, and mother’s maiden name. The requesting party is required to submit a completed Birth Application Form in person or by mail to the office located at:

Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

Are Vermont Death Records Public Information?

Death records in the state of Vermont are generally presumed public documents and are therefore available to members of the public upon request. However, certified copies are restricted to authorized persons including the registrants, and first degree relations.

 

How Do I Find Vermont Death Records?

In addition to online searches, death records can also be found in person or by mail by providing the basic facts of the record such as the name of the deceased and date of death. The requesting party is required to submit a completed Death Application Form in person or by mail to the applicable office location. Death records cost $10 per certificate. The mailing address is:

Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

How Do I Find Sealed Vital Records in Vermont?

Vital records in Vermont may be sealed by the owner(s) of the record. To unseal these records, the requesting party must first petition the court for a certified court order. If satisfactory, the sitting judge may then issue a court order permitting the petitioner to obtain the record of interest.

Vermont State Archives

State Archives

Contact: (802) 471-1101

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  • Marriage Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Death Records
  • Birth Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Assets
  • Property Ownership
  • Bankruptcies
  • Judgments
  • Liens
  • Public Records
  • Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Relatives & Associates

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Vermont

Vermont

  • State archives hold over 25,000 cubic feet of records.
  • The Superior Courts exercise exclusive jurisdiction over most civil cases, including lawsuits over small claims.
  • The highest court in Vermont is the Vermont Supreme Court.
  • The Vermont Supreme Court hears appeals directly from the trial courts, as Vermont has no intermediate appeals court.

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