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Ethics Resources

State Code of Ethics, effective July 1st, 2022

Vermont Constitution


Vermont State Ethics Commission - Vermont Statutes Annotated Title 3, Chapter 31

Vermont State Ethics Commission - Statutes amended in 2021 by H.135, effective June 1, 2021

Act 79 Of 2017 Creating the State Ethics Commission

Vermont Whistleblower Statute 3 V.S.A. §§ 971-978

Vermont Campaign Finance Law 17 V.S.A. Chapter 61

Executive Branch

Department of Human Resources, Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual (full)

Sections pertaining to ethical conduct:

5.2 Conflicts of Interest

5.6 Employee Conduct

5.7 Political Activity

11.5 Income from Outside Sources (Moonlighting)

11.6 Solicitation

Executive Code of Ethics (governs executive branch appointees)

Judicial Branch

Vermont Judicial Branch Personnel Policy (governs all judicial branch employees except judicial officers)

Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct (governing attorneys)

Vermont Code of Judicial Conduct (governs judges and candidates for judicial office)

Judicial Misconduct Complaint Form

Information Concerning Judicial Complaint Procedures

Rule 4. Judicial Conduct Board

Rules for Disciplinary Control of Judges


Legislative Branch

Permanent Rules of the Vermont Senate

Senate Ethics Panel Procedure

Rules and Orders of the House of Representatives

House Ethics Panel Procedure for Handling Ethics Complaints

Municipal Policies

Municipal policies are provided as a public service and are not necessarily comprehensive. The jurisdiction of the State Ethics Commission does not extend to town, city, or country government conduct.

Vermont Municipal Conflict of Interest Policies

Open Meeting Law

Guide to Open Meetings Laws, Vermont Secretary of State

Ethics Commission Resources

Quick Summary: Vermont Code of Ethics

Vermont Government Ethics Made Simple

Advisory Opinion FAQs

Advisory Opinion Procedures

Advisory Opinion Request Form (Fillable PDF)

Advisory Opinion Request Form (Microsoft Word)

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Form

Conflict of Interest Quick Chart & FAQ

VT Code of Ethics - Gifts Chart

March 2023 Ethics Commission Senate Testimony/Candidate Financial Disclosures