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You can search through Vermont divorce records that were granted during the past five years by contacting the Vermont department of health. If the divorce occurred over five years ago, you’ll have to contact the State of Vermont’s Archives and Records Administration. The address for the Vermont department of health is:
Vermont Department of Health Vital Records Dept.
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
The address for the archives and records administration is:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Office of the Secretary of State, 1078
Middlesex Montpelier, VT 05633-7701
As with most states, you'll need to fill out an application that includes vital information about the couple who were divorced. When you send in the application, be sure to sign and date it and mail to one of the addresses above. A search through Vermont divorce records will cost $35 and you'll need to send a check or money order to the Vermont Dept. of Health. You’ll also need to provide certain information about yourself and why you're searching for the divorce record. The more information you can provide, the sooner you'll get a response, but it can take as long as one to two weeks to complete the search to receive the results.
You can also search online for a fee-based search service that will take the aggravation out of searching through state records. Legal professionals and journalists who need information quickly and an assurance that it's accurate used these services on a daily basis. One of the benefits of using a fee-based, online service is that the report is delivered to you on your computer, almost instantly and you don't have to reveal your personal information or why you want a copy of the divorce record. If they don't find the record you requested, there's usually no charge to you. A fee-based search service is set up with huge databases and search engines so that they can perform the search through many states if you don't know which state the divorce was granted. They will also provide extraneous information that you may not receive in a state-based search. Plus, you'll be able to easily read and decipher the information, since it will be especially formatted for the average layperson and not presented in legalese.
To discover if such a service would be of use to you – whether for a one-time or a daily/monthly basis – click on the link. You'll only need to enter a minimum of information about the Vermont divorce record to begin your search, and your information remains strictly confidential.