Department of Economic Development


Although there are a number of state regulations, regulations and licensing requirements established by state law are sometimes administered at the local level. The federal government also regulates businesses and certain professions.

Vermont’s Permitting and Compliance portal

is your one-stop-shop to access the information you will need.

Office of Professional Regulation -- Secretary of State’s Office

The Office of Professional Regulation is responsible for licensure, certification, registration and disciplinary matters for 45 professions and occupations.

Office of Corporations -- Secretary of State’s Office

The Corporations Division is responsible for the registration of business entities – from the small proprietorship (trade name) to the incorporation process. It also is the filing repository for Uniform Commercial Code Filings for the state of Vermont.

Vermont Tax Department

The Vermont Tax Department can assist startup and existing businesses with tax accounts and technical assistance.

Kiersten Bourgeois, Senior Project Manager