Vermont Criminal Records Search
In the State of Vermont, you may obtain a copy of your criminal record history by submitting a form, copies of your identification, and a fee. The Vermont Judiciary is not able to provide results of a statewide search. You must submit a formal criminal record history request to each county where your charges were filed.
If your case initially began in one county and was then transferred to another county, check with the latter county’s court. Requests submitted to counties will not include results from out-of-state.
Obtaining a copy of your Criminal Records from the County Courthouse
You need to complete a “Criminal Record Check Request and Reply” form (200-00331). Your case docket number is not required. Please provide your name and date of birth (to obtain your record). A cost is applied to each record check.
You may submit this form in-person to the applicable county court or mail it in. If submitting by mail, you must provide the payment and a self-addressed stamped cover. You may opt to receive your results via fax.
It will take court staff up to three working days to finish one search. This is three days from when the court receives your check request. In some counties, you may perform your own criminal history check. You must have your docket number at hand.
Obtaining a copy of your Criminal Records from the Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC)
You may obtain a copy of your personal criminal history or convictions from the VCIC as well.
To obtain your record, you must make an appearance at the VCIC between 8:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Any walk-in record checks will only be processed on the following business day. You must provide one government-issued photo identification, without exception.
A fee of $30 is applicable for a single record check. This is payable via money order, cash, bank check or credit cards. To obtain a complete criminal history that is notarized or certified, you must show two types of identifications. Two types of “Primary” identification and one type of “Secondary” identification are acceptable. Two types from the Secondary list will not be accepted.
Examples of Primary Identification
- A valid driver’s license that is issued by the state. It must contain your photograph and identifying information such as date of birth, name, height, gender, address, etc.
- A valid non-driver identification issued by the state or United States government which contains your photograph and other identifying information.
- A valid government-issued ID card or a passport issued by the state, county or municipality or the federal government of the United States or Canada. It must contain your photograph and identifying information, i.e. date of birth, gender, address, etc.
Examples of Secondary Identification
- A credit card with your signature
- Check cashing card with your signature
- A valid student ID issued by the school located in the state of possession of the U.S.; bearing your name and signature
Written Requests to the VCIC
If you are submitting a written request for a complete criminal record check in Vermont, you must complete the "Request for Personal Criminal Record Check" application and submit it with the “Notary” form. The Notary form must have your signature and the subject of your record check along with a notarized raised affixed seal.
Download Request for Your Personal Criminal Record
You may send in your request to download your criminal history. You need to send it your completed form with the $30 fee and self-addressed, stamped cover. Only money order or cashier’s check payable to the Department of Public Safety will be acceptable. Not a business or personal checks will be accepted.
Online Vermont Criminal Records Search
Nowadays, you do not have to contact each legal authority to get access to Vermont criminal records. Instead, you can use an online search engine that performs all the searching for you. How is the search performed? First of all, you need to choose a public records search directory that can provide you with full access to public records. Free background check sites usually cannot provide such access, so you should focus on professional public records search websites.
Then, you need to enter an identifying detail about the person whose criminal records you want to find. Afterward, the search engine will begin a statewide scanning of public records and provide you with a full Vermont criminal records search report about the person that you are searching.