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Vermont Supreme Court

Fee TypeFee AmountRule/Statute which applies to fee:
expand  Copying


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)
Trusts of $50,001 to not more than $150,000
$265.00
.
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Entry Fees for Estates $10,001 to $50,000




$110.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(2) (2015)


Entry fee for Estates $150,001 to $500,000




$500.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(4) (2015)


Entry fee for Estates $1,000,001 to $5,000,000




$1,750.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(6) (2015)


Entry fee for Estates greater than $10,000,000




$3,250.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(8) (2015)
 
 
Trusts of $10,001 to not more than $50,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
$110.00
 
 
 
 
.


Annual accounts on decedent's estates filed for any period ending more than one year following the opening of the estate




$85.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(12) (2015)


Filing of Will for Safekeeping




$30.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(18) (2015)


Order of Authorization pursuant to 18 VSA Sec. 5144




$50.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(21) (2015)


Petitions concerning Advanced Directives pursuant to 18 VSA Sec. 9718.




$100.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(23) (2015)


For economic cause, the probate judge may waive this fee.  No fee shall be charged for necessary documents pertaining to the opening of estates, trusts and guardianships, including the issuance of two certificates of appointment and respective letters.  No fees shall be charged for the issuance of two certified copies of adoption decree and two certified copies of instrument changing name.



32 V.S.A. § 1434(b)


Petitions for Partial Decree





$105.00



32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(25) (2014)


Relinquishments, separate from adoptions





$100.00



32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(14) (2014)


Adoptions and relinquishments as part of an adoption proceeding




$150.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(13) (2015)


Guardianships for Adults




$150.00

32 V.S.A. § 1434(a)(16) (2015)
Trusts of $50,001 to not more than $150,000
$265.00
.
Trusts of $500,001 to not more than $1,000,000
$1,000.00
.
Trusts of $5,000,001 to not more than $10,000,000
$2,500.00
.
Petitions for license to sell personal property
$100.00
.
expand  Miscellaneous


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/A
N/A
Itemized Receipts of Fees Shall be Given on Request
N/A
32 V.S.A. §1402 (1947)