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Vermont Public Records Law Request Form

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Vermont

Public Records Law Form

vermont.gov

Overview:

Under the Vermond Public Records Law, any person can request public records without a statement of purpose. There are no restrictions on the use of records. Here is a template for requesting public records in Vermont in accordance to the Public Records Law.

Name of State Act:

Public Records Law

  • Exemptions:

    Personnel files; criminal investigation records; tax documents; and location of historical/archaeological sites

  • Response Time:

    2 Business Days

  • Restrictions

    None

Frequently Asked Questions about

Vermont Public Records Law Request Form

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What is a public agency? 

”Public agencies” include any agency, board, department, commission, committee, branch, instrumentality or authority of the state or any agency, board, committee, department, branch, instrumentality, commission or authority of any political subdivision of the state.

What is a public record? 

"Public record" or "public document" means all papers, documents, machine readable materials or any other written or recorded matters, regardless of their physical form or characteristics, that are produced or acquired in the course of agency business. Title 1, Chapter 5, Subchapter 3 is the first place to look in determining which records are public. Ideally, a bright line should separate these two, but there are occasional close calls. 

Are there fees for requesting a public record? 

The agency may charge and collect from those requesting the copy the actual cost of providing the copy as well as the costs associated with mailing or transmitting the record by fax or other electronic means. An agency may also charge and collect the cost of staff time associated with complying with a request for a copy of a public record when: (1) the time directly involved in complying with the request exceeds 30 minutes; (2) the agency agrees to create a public record; or (3) the agency agrees to provide the public record in a nonstandard format and the time directly involved in complying with the request exceeds 30 minutes.

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