Help Using This Website
If you need to obtain a form that is not on this website, or if you have any questions about accessing court forms online, please contact your local court. For a listing of courts and their contact information, click here. Click here for the court fees related to each form.
Opening a Form
Click the hyperlink for the form you need. It will open in PDF. If you do not already have a PDF viewer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.
Filling in an Online Form
Click in the first cell you need to type information into, and use the tab key to move through the remaining fields. We have tried to organize the tabs to lead you from one field to another in a logical order. If at any time you want to go to a certain field, you can click in that field. If the field requires a checkmark or X, you will need to place the cursor over the field, and click within the field.
Please be aware that each field has a limited amount of space. Please make sure that the text you have typed in displays completely. Avoid the use of capitals to maximize the number of characters that you can place in a specific field. Although there are some fields for free text, space is limited. If there isn't enough room in a certain field, you will need to handwrite your response after you print out the form. If there are forms that you frequently find do not have enough space to type in the necessary text, please contact the court.
In some forms there is a "Clear Form" button. If not, you will need to open the form in a new window.
Please note that some forms cannot be filled out online. Instead, you will need to print out the blank forms and fill them out by hand.
Printing a Form
To print, you can click on the printer icon from the toolbar that is directly above the form or click the file menu at the top of the screen. You can usually mail the form to the court or deliver it in person.
Court hearings, Judicial Bureau hearings, and the Supreme Court calendar can be viewed in the Court Calendars section. Please note that calendars are updated nightly for the following day. Interested parties are encouraged to call ahead to confirm hearing dates and times as unexpected events, such as power outages and bad weather, can impact schedules.
Content on the website for the Vermont Judiciary often includes citations to sources of law, including statutes and regulations.
You may access the Constitution of the State of Vermont as well as Vermont’s statutes and regulations at an external website maintained by LexisNexis®: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/vtstatutesconstctrules/. After opening this website in your browser and clicking the “I Agree” button, you may view and search Vermont’s constitution, statutes, and regulations.
You may also view and search the Constitution of the State of Vermont and Vermont statutes, bills, and acts at a site maintained by the Vermont Legislature: http://legislature.vermont.gov/. Click on “Vermont Laws” to view or search laws and bills.
Links to statutes that appear on the website for the Vermont Judiciary will take you to the compilation of laws maintained by the Vermont Legislature. Occasionally there are discrepancies between the laws and regulations as published on the LexisNexis® website and those published on the Legislature’s website. Please be advised that the LexisNexis® website will have the most current version of published laws and regulations
This website strives to adhere to current W3C web accessibility best practice standards. These include:
- Images on the website include alternative tags. Alternative tags are descriptions of images that screen readers can read aloud to the user.
- The foreground and background of each page contrast so that users with visual disabilities can read content more easily.
- All web pages and documents have unique titles that describe the function or purpose of the page or document. Form field labels are also unique.
- The website incorporates headings to help all users, including those with visual impairments, skim content.
- The website features a responsive web design, which benefits users with low vision because it allows the user's custom screen settings to control how the website displays content
The Public Portal is a web-based platform that offers court users and members of the general public customized role-based access to court records, hearing calendars and other data. The Portal also provides a convenient way to pay court fines online from anywhere on any compatible device.
Anonymous public users may access limited types of case and hearing information. No registration is required for this level of access.
Attorneys, self-represented litigants and others who are entitled to elevated access to particular cases in which they are involved must register as Portal users and submit a request for that access. This is a one time process for each Portal user which provides ongoing elevated access for all subsequent cases in which the person is involved.