The Rules for Public Access to Court Records help protect privacy rights and governmental interests. You may be denied access to certain court records if providing the document(s) would be in violation of those rules.

Requests for Court Records

The Court Administrator is the custodian of electronic case records.

Physical court records reside in the local court clerk's office. To review a case file or request copies of documents in a case file, please contact the court where the case was filed using the form below.

If you have been denied access to a court record, you may file an appeal of that decision using the form found here:

 

Fees for Copies of Court Records

Visit the Court Fees webpage to find the cost of obtaining copies of court records.

 

Rules for Public Access to Court Records

You may wish to review the Rules for Public Access to Court Records before you contact the court. After following the link, scroll down to Supreme Court Administrative Orders and Rules and then choose Rules for Public Access to Court Records.

Requests for Administrative Records or Statewide Data

The Vermont Judiciary is pleased to announce the development of an Information/Data Request portal. This portal will help streamline incoming requests as well as the Court Administrator’s Office responses. All requestors will be required to complete the form below.

No direct inquiries made to the local trial court or other Judiciary staff will receive a response unless it involves:

  • Questions or information about a specific case. Contact the court where the case was filed.
  • Case records requests and details. This page provides information about those requests.
  • General questions about court processes and procedures. Contact the Information Center at 802-652-1900.

To request an administrative record or to request statewide court data, please submit your request by using the online request form .

If you are unable to use the online portal, you can submit your request in writing by using this form

and mail it to:

Court Administrator’s Office
111 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602