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Vermont Public Records

Certificate Information

Vital records for Vermont are managed by either the Department of Health for the newest records or the State Archives and Records Administration for anything older than five years. The state required the reporting of all births, marriages and deaths in 1857, but did not require information on divorces, civil unions, fetal deaths or abortions untill the year 2000. There is no search fee or verification fee, only a $10 dollar charge for each certificate.

Vermont Department of Health Vital Records P.O. Box 70 Burlington, VT 05402-0070

Application for Birth Certificate
Application for Death Certificate
Application for Marriage Certificate
Application for Divorce Certificate

For all records older than 5 years use this contact information or contact a local Town Clerk.

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
Office of the Secretary of State
1078 Route 2, Middlesex
Montpelier, Vt. 05633
Phone: 802-828-3700
Fax: 802-828-3710

Complete list of Town Clerks (PDF)
Vermont Archives Online Ordering Service

Adoption Records

Since 1996 Vermont has maintained a Voluntary Adoption Registry. Information available are typical non-identifying information, identifying information of birth family, and a copy of the original birth certificate. Any birth family member, adoptee, guardian of adoptee or descendants of a deceased adoptee can request non-identifying information. Any birth family or adult aged (18) adoptee can request identifying information. All copies of the original birth certificate require either a letter from the Registry or a court order from the probate court.

Vermont Adoption Registry
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
Phone: (802) 241-2122

Adoption Registry Brochure

Property Records

Parcel information for Vermont is handled by local town governments. Most towns will maintain a gis layer or provide parcel information for download, but not all towns have information so easily available. Some town parcel information has been combined at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information.

Vermont Interactive Map Viewer
Burlington Property Assessment Data
Essex Parcel Maps
Colchester Interactive Maps