Vermont FOIA procedures

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Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in Vermont. To read the history and details of Vermont’s sunshine laws please see Vermont Public Records Law

How to request public records in Vermont

Records requests need only be directed to the department in custody of the desired records.

Purpose and use

The Vermont law does not require a statement of purpose and does not place any restrictions on the use of records.

Who may request public records?

See also: List of who can make public record requests by state

Anyone may request public documents in Vermont. "Any person may inspect or copy any public record or document of a public agency". [1]


See also: How much do public records cost?

Vermont law only allows fees to be charged for the cost of copying and for the cost of search or compilation if the time required exceeds 30 minutes. [2]

Response time

See also: Request response times by state

Records denials must be issued within 2 days of receiving the records request. This limit can be extended to ten days for unusual circumstances. Vermont law does not prescribe a specific time for the release of records.[3]

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