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Government of Vermont

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The Vermont Government[1] is a republican form of Government. The Government of Vermont is divided into three branches the Executive branch, the Legislative branch and the Judiciary branch. The Governor is the head of the Executive Branch. The Legislative Branch of Vermont consists of the House of Representative and the State Senate. The Supreme Court of Vermont looks after all the judicial decisions of the state.

The Executive Branch of Vermont

The Executive Branch of Vermont consists of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Secretary of State and State Auditor. The Governor is the head of the Executive Branch. The Governor is responsible to create jobs, control skyrocketing health care costs, reduce recidivism, expand broadband and cell service to every corner of the state, rebuild roads and bridges and invest in quality education opportunities.

Contact Details
Executive Office of Governor
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone no: 802 828-3333
Fax: 802 828-3339
Website: Executive Office of Governor

The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest elected official after the Governor. The Lieutenant Governor has three primary duties which are: Standing in for the Governor when the Governor is out of state, Presiding over the Senate and casting a tie-breaking vote in the Senate if necessary.

Contact DetailsSeal of Government of Vermont
Vermont Lt. Governor
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633
Phone no: (802) 828-2226
Fax: (802) 828-3198
Website: Vermont Lieutenant Governor

The Attorney General of Vermont is the chief law enforcement officer in the state. He is responsible with representing the state in all subjects in which the state has an interest or is a party.

Contact Details
109 State St Montpelier,
VT 05609
Phone no: (802) 828-3171
Website: Attorney General of Vermont

The State Treasurer is the State’s banker and chief investment officer. He is responsible for accounting the receipt and disbursement of public funds, investment of state funds, short and long-term debt management, collecting and returning unclaimed financial property to rightful owners, administration of three retirement systems and pension funds, improving the financial literacy of Vermonters, collecting and returning unclaimed financial property to rightful owners and advising state policymakers on various fiscal and policy issues.

Contact Details
State Treasurer
Office of the State Treasurer
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609
Website: Vermont State Treasurer

The Secretary of State of Vermont manages several departments and divisions that includes State Archives Division, Office of Professional Regulations licenses, Elections Divisions, Corporations Division and Notary Resource Center.

Contact Details
128 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-1101
Phone no: 800-439-8683
Website: Vermont Secretary of State

The State Auditor of Vermont is a constitutional officer of the state, elected biennially by the citizens of Vermont.

Contact Details
132 State Street
Montpelier VT 05633-5101
Phone no: 1.802.828.2281
Fax: 1.802.828.2198
Website:Vermont State Auditor

Legislative Branch of Vermont

The state legislature of Vermont is the Vermont General Assembly. It is a bicameral body comprising of the Vermont House of Representatives and the Vermont Senate that meet at the Vermont State House.

Vermont General Assembly

The Vermont House of Representatives[2] is the Lower house of Legislative Branch of Vermont. The House consists of 150 members. The Speaker of the house is the Presiding officer of the House.

The Vermont State Senate[3] is the upper house of the Legislative Branch of Vermont. The House consists of 30 Senators. The Lieutenant Governor is the President of the Senate and is the presiding officer of the senate.

Contact Details
Vermont State House
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
Phone no: (802) 828-2228
Website: Vermont General Assembly

Judiciary Branch of Vermont

The Judiciary branch of Vermont applies law and regulations and also ensures justice in the state. The Vermont Judiciary consists of Vermont Supreme court and Vermont Superior Courts.

Vermont Judiciary

In the Vermont court system, the Vermont Supreme Court is the highest court. The Supreme Court has the power to review decisions made by lower courts. The Vermont Supreme Court comprises of the Chief Justice and four Associate Justices The current State Library and Supreme Court Building was established in the year 1918.

Contact Details
Vermont Supreme Court
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
Phone no: (802) 828-3278
Fax: (802) 828-4750
Website: Vermont Supreme Court

Vermont Superior Courts is located in each of 14 counties of Vermont. Vermont Superior Courts has the following divisions:

Taxes in Vermont

The Department of Taxes[4] of Vermont is responsible to collect proper amount of tax revenue in efficient and timely manner to pay for the goods and services the citizens receive from State government.

taxes in Vermont

Contact Details
Vermont Department of Taxes
133 State Street,
Montpelier, Vermont 05633
Phone no: 802-828-2505
Website: Vermont Department of Taxes

Major Taxes administered by the Tax Department of Vermont are:
  • Business Entity Income Tax
  • Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes
  • Corporation Income Tax
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Fiduciary Tax
  • Franchise Tax
  • Fuel Gross Receipts
  • Health Care Claims Tax
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Land Gains and Real Estate Withholding
  • Meals and Rooms Tax
  • Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Property Transfer Tax
  • Sales and Use Tax

Vermont Government Agencies

Under the leadership of the Governor of Vermont, many state agencies administer and manage different departments of Vermont. The main state agencies of Vermont are:

Vermont Department of Health

Vermont Department of Health

The Department of Health is the lead agency for public health policy and advocacy in the state. There are many programs and initiatives of the Health Department that help Vermonters live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age.

Contact Details
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone no: 802-863-7200
Fax: 802-865-7754
Website: Vermont Department of Health

Vermont Department of Labor Vermont Department of Labor

The Vermont Department of Labor is responsible to promote economic strength of Vermont by assisting employers with retention job creation, and recruitment; ensuring that Vermont workers have well-paying jobs in safe work environments; coordinating the education and training of our workforce for Vermont’s current and future job opportunities; administering economic support and reemployment assistance to workers who suffer a job loss or workplace injury; and offering labor market information and analysis to the enable effective planning and decision-making.

Contact Details
5 Green Mountain Drive ;
PO Box 488
Montpelier, VT 05601-0488
Phone no: 802.828.4000
Fax: 802.828.4022
Website: Vermont Department of Labor

Vermont Department of Public Safety

Vermont Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety of the state is responsible to promote the detection and prevention of crime, to assist in cases of statewide or local disasters or emergencies and to participate in searches for lost and missing persons.

Contact Details
Department of Public Safety
103 S. Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone no 802-241-5000
Website: Department of Public Safety

Vermont Department of Information and InnovationDepartment of Information and Innovation

The Department of Information and Innovation was formed in the year 2003 to give direction and oversight for all activities related to information technology for the state.

Contact Details
Department of Information & Innovation
133 State Street, 5th Floor
Montpelier, Vt 05633
Phone no: (802) 828-6620
Website: Department of Information & Innovation

Also read: Government Departments and Agencies in Vermont

  1. Government of Vermont
  2. Vermont House of Representative
  3. Vermont Senate
  4. Taxes in Vermont
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