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The Vermont General Assembly has established guidelines to facilitate access to public records requests.

“It is the policy of this sub-chapter to provide for free and open examination of records consistent with Chapter I, Article 6 of the Vermont Constitution. Officers of government are trustees and servants of the people and it is in the public interest to enable any person to review and criticize their decisions even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment. All people, however, have a right to privacy in their personal and economic pursuits, which ought to be protected unless specific information is needed to review the action of a governmental officer. Consistent with these principles, the general assembly hereby declares that certain public records shall be made available to any person as hereinafter provided. To that end, the provisions of this sub-chapter shall be liberally construed to implement this policy, and the burden of proof shall be on the public agency to sustain its action.”  1 V.S.A. § 315

The procedures for requesting public documents are set out in the State Access to Public Records Law at 1 V.S.A. § 316. The following sub-sections outline additional considerations of the law:

§ 317. Definitions; public agency; public records and documents
§ 317a. Disposition of public records
§ 318. Procedure
§ 319. Enforcement
§ 320. Penalties

Records Exempt from Disclosure  1 V.S.A. § 317(c).
Uniform Schedule of Public Record Charges for State Agencies  1 V.S.A. § 316(d) 
All Public Records Requests should be made in writing via the following form. All records requests received via other means will be entered into this form verbatim.  All Public Records Requests received since the creation of the Vermont Community Broadband Board can be viewed at the following link.

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* 1. Address

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* 2. Date


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* 3. Please describe the records you are requesting and provide as much specificity as possible, including applicable date ranges. *

Please take note of the following disclaimer:
1. This public records request, including any associated correspondence, will be considered a public record in its entirety. As such, it will be made available to any member of the public upon request.
2. Do not include any sensitive information, such as medical information, financial account numbers, or Social Security numbers. 
3. Submission of this form does not constitute receipt of it by the VCBB. Your public records request will be considered received on the next business day following its submission.
4. A public agency may make reasonable rules to prevent disruption of operations, to preserve the
security of public records or documents, and to protect them from damage.  1 V.S.A. § 316(j)
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