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Vermont Vital Records Background Checks
The Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Human Services, releases certified copies of all vital records dated less than five years. This search service is currently conducted for a fee of $10. For vital records older than five years, that you may still need for Vermont background checks, these can be accessed from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at (802) 828-2369.
The application sent with requests for certified copies of Vermont vital records must be signed. A check or money order for the $10 fee should be payable to the Vermont Department of Health. Cash is not accepted as a payment method. The court in the Vermont county in which an event took place, such as a marriage or divorce, can also often provide vital records that may be used in Vermont background checks.
Birth certificates can verify the age of the subject you are checking in a background screening. Death certificates are often helpful in situations relating to life insurance policies to confirm the identity of a deceased person or that he or she actually died. Marriage and divorce records can provide important confirmations in Vermont background checks conducted for dating purposes.
For example, a person may lie and say that he or she has never been marred, but the proof of a marriage certificate in this individual`s name can prove otherwise. Always make sure you have the accurate spelling of a person`s name to avoid the incorrect name being searched.
Vermont Department of Health
Agency of Human Services
Vital Records Office
PO Box 70
108 Cherry St.
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone: (802) 863-7275
Toll free in Vermont: (800) 439-5008
Fax: (802) 828-3710
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Phone: (802) 828-3286
Fax: (802) 828-3710
Vermont Criminal Background Checks
The Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC) is the statewide main repository for verification of prosecution, sentencing and arrest information. This criminally focused data that may be used in Vermont background checks is provided to the VCIC by justice agencies. A VCIC criminal check will show an individual`s involvement in arrests as well as his or her prison background, if any. It will not contain motor vehicle offenses, Family Court records or juvenile cases unless he or she was charged as an adult. Of course, sealed or expunged criminal records will also not be included in the VCIC background check.
A Vermont conviction report on yourself or others can be conducted with a full name, the date of birth and a $30 fee. This type of report may be used in Vermont background checks for self-review, housing program entry and many other reasons. Vermont educational institutions require fingerprint record checks by law as monitored by the Vermont Department of Education.
The VCIC office accepts in person requests for Vermont criminal background checks. It`s also usually possible to get a notarized record check as long as the rules such as having two pieces of valid ID, a completed application form and the $30 fee are followed.
Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC)
Department of Public Safety
Division of Criminal Justice Services
103 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05671
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Automated Info Line: (802) 241-5320
Contact information: Tina Healy (802) 241-5157