Vermont Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Vermont.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Vermont - Statewide Courts Self Help
Civil Division Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Vermont Superior Court Civil Division, including suing a being sued, hearing and appeal procedures, and collecting a judgment. Click the "Small Claims" link for details.
Family Division Information and Resources
View information about Vermont Superior Court Family Division, including child support, divorce, juvenile matters, parentage, mediation, parenting, and relief from abuse. Links to downloadable pamphlets and forms are included.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Vermont Law Help offers legal information and resources by topic, including benefits, consumer law, disability, employment, family Law, guardianship and conservatorship, health, housing, Social Security, small claims, taxes, and juvenile and senior law.
Child Support Services
The Vermont Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including how to make or change a child support order, how to enforce a child support order, and paternity establishment.
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers information about the Vermont Adoption Registry, which provides assistance in obtaining adoption records and birth certificates.
Child Protection Information
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers resources related to child abuse and neglect.
Domestic Violence Information
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers resources for victims of domestic violence.
Environmental Division Mediation
View information about mediation in Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division, which can help parties resolve environmental and land use disputes without going to court. A roster of mediators is included.
Vermont Statutes and Court Rules
Search Vermont statutes and court rules by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Judicial Bureau Information
View information about Vermont Judicial Bureau matters, including civil violations (traffic, municipal, and fish & wildlife), motor vehicle laws and points, waiver penalties, and name changes. Links to forms are provided.
Expungements, Sealings, and Pardons
View information about types of criminal records can be sealed, expunged, or pardoned in Vermont.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Vermont, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.
View information for landlords and tenants about eviction cases.
Stalking and Sexual Assault Orders
View information about orders against stalking and sexual assault, including how to obtain an order, hearing procedure, and effects of an order.
Criminal Division Civil Cases
View information about types of civil cases handled by the Superior Court Criminal Division, including DUI license suspensions, fish and wildlife fines, and traffic and municipal ordinance appeals from the Judicial Bureau.
Probate Division Information
View information about Superior Court Probate Division matters, including adoption, emancipation, estates, wills, trusts, adult and minor guardianships, and name changes. Links to forms are provided.
View a glossary of legal terms used in Vermont courts.
Self Help Information and Resources
View information for self-represented parties in Vermont courts, with links to additional online resources and available legal services.