Public Records Requests

Please see the City Council's Public Record Policy here: Public Record Inspection, Copying and Transmission Policy Approved May 25th 2022

General Guidance for Public Records Requests:

  • You can submit a public records request to the City of Montpelier electronically, by mail, by phone, or in person.  The easiest way to do so is in writing to this email address:

  • Please be as specific as possible when describing the records being requested.  If applicable, please include relevant date ranges and any other information that may help us identity the records you are seeking.

Police Department Public Records Requests:

  • The Police Department will need the following information from requestors:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Address
    • Contact Number
    • Email Address
    • Date or Approximate Dates of when the incident occurred
    • Please describe the records being requested and provide as much specificity as possible as to what records are being requested

General Disclaimers:

  1. This public records request, including any associated correspondence, will be considered a public record in its entirety. As such, it will be made available to any member of the public upon request.
  2. Do not include any sensitive information, such as medical information, financial account numbers, or Social Security numbers in any of your public record requests. The City will contact you if additional information is required.
  3. Submission of a public records request does not constitute receipt of it. Your public records request will be considered received on the next business day following its submission.
  4. There may be a fee charged by the City to provide these records.  The fee amount for copies of public records is established in the Vermont State Statute and the guidelines set forth by the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office.
  5. Agreement: By submitting your public records request, you agree that you have read the directions and disclaimers on this page and that the information you have provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge. Submission of your request is equivalent to your electronic signature.
  6. Please note, some information in a public record may be redacted, narrowed, or denied in accordance with State law. Reasons may include one or more of the following:
    1. Could reasonably be expected to interfere with law enforcement proceedings.
    2. May deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication.
    3. Could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
    4. Could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source.
    5. Would disclose police techniques and procedures, risking circumvention of the law.
    6. Could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of an individual.