Instructions for Adopted Filing
The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) will will close Friday, December 6th, at 11:30 a.m. for an officewide meeting. We will resume regular operating hours on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Download the appropriate forms (APA Forms). Each filing received by the Office of the Secretary of State must include original signatures, and shall arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. on the last scheduled day of the work week to allow for processing of the rule. When filing multiple rules please allow extra time for processing.
Adopted Rule Filings require the following forms and must be filed with both the Office of the Secretary of State and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR).
In additional to the forms, a clean text of the rule is required. Properly adopted rules shall take effect 15 days after the adopted filing is received (see 3 V.S.A. § 845(d) for details) unless a later date is specified in the text of the rule, or on the adopting page of the filing.
Upon receipt, the Office of the Secretary of State will assign an adopted rule number and issue and send by mail a memo to the contact person indicated on the coversheet, and a copy of the memo to LCAR. The memo contains information about the rule filing (i.e. rule number assigned upon entry of the rule in the tracking database, date of receipt, publication dates, any problems encountered with the rule filing).
A copy of the adopted rule will be forwarded to the publisher to be added to the Code of Vermont Rules both online and hard copy publications. Please note the update schedule of the online version may differ from the printed version, contact Lexis for specifics.
To view instructions for other filings please choose from the links in the left sidebar under Filing Overview & Instructions.
- If you have general questions about the rulemaking process, please contact
- Louise Corliss by e-mail at or by phone 802-828-2863
This page was last updated on: 2013-10-30.