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Vermont Marriage Records

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Statewide vital registration in Vermont began in 1857, when the General Assembly passed legislation requiring towns to report all births, marriages, and deaths to the Secretary of State. Prior to that time, some towns kept such records in order to resolve questions concerning the distribution and inheritance of property. We are focusing our efforts on the marriages that occurred prior to 1857.

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Which office you contact to order a vital record depends on how long ago the event took place.

New records - Last five (5) years

Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 863-7275

Older records - More than five (5) years

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Contact State Archives
Phone: (802) 828-3286
Fax: (802) 828-3710

U.S. Marriage Record Collections That Include Vermont

Vermont Marriage Records Online:

Addison County

Addison County was formed 1785 from Rutland County, County seat - Middlebury.

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Bennington County

Bennington County was formed 1779 and is an Original County, County seat - Bennington.

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Caledonia County

Caledonia County was formed 1796, and is an original County, County Seat - St Johnsbury.

Chittenden County

Chittenden County was formed 1787 and is an Original County, County seat - Burlington.

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Essex County

Essex County was formed 1792 from an unorganized Territory, County seat - Guildhall.

Franklin County

Franklin County was formed 1792 from Chittenden County, County seat - St. Albans.

Grand Isle County

Grand Isle County was formed 1802 from Chittenden and Franklin Counties, County seat - North Hero.

Lamoille County:

Lamoille County was formed 1835 and is an original County, County seat - Chelsea.

Orange County

Orange County was formed 1781 and is an Original County, County Seat - Chelsea.

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Rutland County

Rutland County was formed 1781 and is an Original County, County seat - Rutland.

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Washington County

Washington County was formed in 1810 from Addison, Orange, Caledonia, Chittenden, County seat - Montpelier.

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Windham County

Windham County was formed in 1781 from Cumberland, County seat - Newfane.

Windsor County

Windsor County was formed in 1781 and is an Origional County, County seat - Woodstock.

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