"Welcome to the
Vermont Secretary of State's Official website. It is an
honor to serve as Vermont's 38th Secretary of State."
As you browse through our homepage, you
will find that we are a very diverse agency. The Secretary of State,
through the Vermont Archives, is the custodian of many of Vermont's
government records, including our important historical records, like
the original Vermont Constitution. This office oversees Vermont's
notaries public and we administer the licensing of business entities
and filing of UCC financing statements. We oversee the state's
elections, including lobbyist registration and disclosures and all
campaign finance filings. Through our Office of Professional
Regulation the Secretary of State's Office also administers
regulatory programs for 44 occupations and professions. Vermont's
local governments come to the Secretary of State's Office for
information and assistance in understanding the laws that apply to
them, and we also instruct citizens and government agencies about
the requirements of Vermont's open government laws.
The Secretary of State's Office web pages contains a lot of
important information. You can look up the names of licensed
professionals or download forms to register a business. You can look
at past election results and find the names and addresses of
legislators or lobbyists. Or, you can visit our "Issues of
Government and Governance" site to see how information from the
state Archives relate to current public issues. Read our monthly
"Opinions" newsletter and other publications on line. We even have a
page for kids!
While each division of this agency has unique duties
in the services and information it provides to the citizens of
Vermont, they all share the same goals of ensuring customer
satisfaction and providing quality services.
Please let us know if there are ways that we can
improve our web site.