|Secretary of State's Job
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
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