Counties in Vermont

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Counties in the United States

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There are 14 counties in Vermont.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Vermont consists of:

  • Counties. Vermont is divided up into counties, which are not allowed a Charter by state law but are run according to General law.
  • Towns. Towns are local governments under Counties. Some Towns are allowed Charters but most are governed according to general law.
  • Villages. Villages are local governments under towns. They provide some services such as sewer, water, police and fire.
  • Cities. Cities are local units of government that are independent of towns. Currently all cities in Vermont are charter cities.[2]

In Vermont, there are 14 counties, 9 cities, 237 towns and 36 villages. All nine cities are chartered, as well as 34 towns and 25 villages.[3]

  • In addition, there are 143 special districts and 291 independent school districts.[4]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Vermont
  • State laws do not mention Initiative petitions for ordinances.
  • The voters of all municipalities have the right to petition a referendum in order to repeal any enacted or amended ordinance.
  • The voters of all municipalities have the right to petition the adoption of a charter. The voters of all chartered municipalities have the right to petition for the amendment of their charter.
  • Citizens in chartered cities, villages, and towns may be granted an Initiative process for ordinances in the individual municipal charter.[3]

Evaluation of county websites

See also: Evaluation of Vermont county websites


County County seat
Addison County, Vermont Middlebury, Vermont
Bennington County, Vermont Bennington, Vermont and Manchester, Vermont
Caledonia County, Vermont Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
Chittenden County, Vermont Burlington, Vermont
Essex County, Vermont Guildhall, Vermont
Franklin County, Vermont Saint Albans, Vermont
Grand Isle County, Vermont North Hero, Vermont
Lamoille County, Vermont Hyde Park, Vermont
Orange County, Vermont Chelsea, Vermont
Orleans County, Vermont Newport, Vermont
Rutland County, Vermont Rutland, Vermont
Washington County, Vermont Montpelier, Vermont
Windham County, Vermont Newfane, Vermont
Windsor County, Vermont Woodstock, Vermont


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