office of the Secretary of State performs a number of important
The State Archives
Division of the Office of the Secretary of State preserves
and keeps accessible state government records deemed by statute,
records schedules or archival appraisal to have continuing
value. The goal of the Archives is to provide evidence of
key government transactions and to document the core functions
and activities of government. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition
and preservation of state government records generally, and
executive, legislative, and election records in particular.
Office of Professional Regulations
Vermont's Office of Professional Regulation protects the
public from unethical, incompetent or otherwise unprofessional
behavior by licensed practitioners in the professions and
occupations that are regulated through the Office. The Office
of Professional Regulation licenses, certifies, and registers
39 occupations and professions. The office is also charged
with professional discipline.
Corporations division is responsible for the registration
of business entities -from the small proprietorship (trade
name) to the incorporation process. It also is the filing
repository for Uniform Commercial Code Filings for the
state of Vermont.
The Elections division protects the integrity of campaigning
and elections in Vermont. It administers Vermont’s
elections, oversees campaign finance reporting and lobbyist
disclosure laws and encourages civic participation through
programs like Kids Voting Vermont and Honor a Vet with
The Office Of The Secretary of State works to strengthen
Vermont’s municipalities by providing local officials
and members of the public with information, assistance,
and educational materials related to municipal law and
practice and the requirements of Vermont's open government
Administrative Procedures Act -Rule
The Secretary of States Office oversees the filing
and publication of administrative rules by all state agencies.
The Secretary of State’s Office oversees notaries
public for the State of Vermont.
Safe At Home
The Safe at Home address confidentiality program helps
victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
avoid being tracked down by an abuser using state or local
public records. Program participants use the program's address
in all public records and their mail is forwarded to their
Secretary of State
The current Secretary of State is Jim Condos. He
is Vermont's 38th Secretary of State and in January 2011,
began serving his first term.
for more information about Secretary of State Condos.