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Vermont Supreme Court

Fee TypeFee AmountRule/Statute which applies to fee:
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Court Records - Established by Statute - Official certificate $5.00 32 V.S.A. §1751(b)(3) (1996)
Court Records - Established by Statute - With confirmed copy to non-party $.25 per page 32 V.S.A. §1751(b)(3) (1996)
Court Records - Established by Statute - Criminal History of a Person Based upon Name and Date of Birth $30.00 32 V.S.A. §1751(b)(5) (2008)
Fees for retrieval of records stored at records center in Middlesex - Microfilm Search fee (including all agencies) $3.00 per search 1 V.S.A. §316(d) and (e)
Fees for retrieval of records stored at records center in Middlesex - Microfilm Search fee (including all agencies) 8.5" x 14" 0.75 per page 1 V.S.A. §316(d) and (e)
Fees for retrieval of records stored at records center in Middlesex - Microfilm Search fee (including all agencies) 18" x 24" $1.25 per page 1 V.S.A. §316(d) and (e)
Court and Non-Court Records - Established by Secretary of State -Senior-level staff time, and information technology specialists' time spent extracting data from databases or performing similar tasks necessary to comply with a request to create a new public record $ .57 per minute 1 V.S.A. §316(d) (2003)
Court and Non-Court Records - Established by Secretary of State -Computer-generated paper copies $. 02 per page for pages up to 8.5 by 14 inches 1 V.S.A. §316(d) (2003)
Court and Non-Court Records - Established by Secretary of State - Compact discs (write-once CD w/case) $ .86 each 1 V.S.A. §316(d) (2003)
Court and Non-Court Records - Established by Secretary of State - Audio tapes $ .81 each 1 V.S.A. §316(d) (2003)
Court and Non-Court Records - Established by Secretary of State - DVD's (write-once DVD w/case) $2.00 each 1 V.S.A. § 316(d) (2003)
Non-Court Records - Established by Statute - Official Certificate $2.00 32 V.S.A. §1751(a)(2)
Non-Court Records - Established by the Secretary of State - Photocopies $. 05 per single-sided page $. 09 per double-sided page for pages up to 8.5 by 14 inches 1 V.S.A. §316(d)
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Filing Fee for entry of Divorce, Annulment or Dissolution of Civil Union or Legal Separation $265.00 without a stipulation; $80.00 with a stipulation and one or both residents.  $160.00 with stipulation if neither party is resident.   Stipulations must be acceptable to the Court. If case becomes contested, the difference between the full fee and the reduced fee shall be paid to the court prior to the issuance of a final order. 32 V.S.A. § 1431(b)(3) (2014)
Parentage or Desertion & Support $105.00 without a stipulation; $30.00 with a stipulation. Stipulations must be acceptable to the Court. If case becomes contested, the difference between the full fee and the reduced fee shall be paid to the Court prior to the issuance of a final order. 32 V.S.A. § 1431(b)(3) (2004)
Motion or petition to Enforce a final order for: Parental Rights & Responsibilities, Parent/Child Contact, Property Division or Maintenance $80.00 without a stipulation; $30.00 with a stipulation. Stipulations must be acceptable to the Court. A checklist developed by the Court will be utilized to determine the acceptability of the documents filed with the Court. 32 V.S.A. § 1431(b)(4) (2014)
Motions or Petitions filed by one party at one time shall be assessed one fee.N/AN/A
Fee for Mail Service of Pleadings -First Class Mail with Acknowledgment $3.00 N/A
Registration in Vermont of a child custody determination issued by a court of another state, with simultaneous motion to enforce $140.00 32 V.S.A. § 1431(b)(6) (2014)
Motions or Petition to Enforce an order of Child Support $0.00 32 V.S.A. § 1431(b)(5) (2014)
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Miscellaneous - Sale of Slip Opinions to Lois, Inc., West Publishing Company and Mead Data Center .50 per page Set by Court Administrator
Miscellaneous - Transcript Fees Original $2.65 per page A.O. 19, Court Administrator Directive No. 61
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A self-addressed stamped envelope must be provided to the court by the requesting party for mailing of requested records, unless an 800 fax number is provided.N/AN/A
Itemized Receipts of Fees Shall be Given on RequestN/A32 V.S.A. §1402 (1947)