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Permits Licensing and Taxes

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

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

Office of Professional Regulation—Secretary of State’s Office

Responsible for licensure, certification, registration and disciplinary matters for 45 professions and occupations.

Office of Corporations—Secretary of State’s Office

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

Assisting startup and existing businesses with tax accounts and technical assistance.