About the Office
The office of the Secretary of State
performs a number of important functions:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA)
The mission of the Vermont State Archives and Records
Administration is to:
- Establish and administer a records management program for
Vermont public agencies;
- Promote sound records management principles and practices;
- Store inactive or semi-active state agency records according
to record schedules;
- Appraise public records for continuing administrative, legal,
or historic value;
- Preserve and enhance access to the state governmentís archival
- Where appropriate, convert records to different formats for
access or preservation purposes.
To achieve this mission VSARA will establish and maintain
partnerships with other public agencies and organizations, including
the Department of Information and Innovation and its different units
in order to effectively manage digital records.
of Professional Regulation
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
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
The Elections division protects the integrity
of campaigning and elections in Vermont. It administers Vermontís
elections, oversees campaign finance reporting and lobbyist
disclosure laws and encourages civic participation through programs
like Kids Voting Vermont and Honor a Vet with your Vote.
The Office Of The Secretary of State works to
strengthen Vermontís 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 laws.
Administrative Procedures Act -Rule Making
of States Office oversees the filing and publication of
administrative rules by all state agencies.
of Stateís Office oversees notaries public for the State of Vermont.
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 programís address in all public records and their mail is
forwarded to their confidential location.