Welcome from the Secretary
Welcome to the Vermont Office of the 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 Office of 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 Uniform Commercial Code (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 Office of the Secretary of State also administers regulatory programs for 44 occupations and professions. Vermont’s local governments come to the Office of the Secretary of State 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 Office of the Secretary of State’s web pages contain 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 website.
Vermont Secretary of State