Vermont Freedom of Information

The Public Records Law provided under 1 V.S.A. §§315 et seq is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of government bodies at all levels in Vermont.  Pursuant to the law, “officers of government are trustees and servants of the people and it is in the public interest to enable any person to review and criticize their decisions even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment.”

Furthermore, the Vermont Open Meetings Law provides the methods by which public meetings are conducted.  Title 1, Chapter 5 of the Vermont Statutes defines the law.  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act states, “in enacting this subchapter, the legislature finds and declares that public commissions, boards and councils and other public agencies in the state exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and are accountable to them pursuant to Chapter I, Article VI of the Vermont constitution.”


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