In Vermont, Businesses, professions, and specific business activities are regulated by the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation,
state agencies, and local governments. Regulations and licensing requirements established by state law are sometimes administered at the local level. The federal government also regulates businesses and certain professions.
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The Office of Professional Regulation is responsible for licensure, certification, registration and disciplinary matters for 45 professions and occupations.
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.