Open Meeting Law

Open Meeting Law

All “public bodies” in the State of Vermont are required to comply with Vermont’s open meeting laws. These laws generally provide Vermonters with reasonable access to understand the actions of the public bodies acting on their behalf. The Addison County Regional Planning Commission is a political subdivision of the State of Vermont. This status makes it a “public body” subject to the requirements of Vermont’s open meeting laws.  This webpage is designed to allow ACRPC to comply with the Requirements of that law by providing the public with information about the Vermont Open meeting law, providing a copy of the statute governing penalties and enforcement for violation of the open meeting laws and providing a complaint form explaining the process by which a person may submit to ACRPC if they believe ACRPC or any of its committees have violated any of the provisions of the open meeting law.

Please click here to review 1 V.S.A. 314, the portion of Vermont’s open meeting law providing enforcement remedies and penalties for failure to comply with the open meeting law. Below, you can also review two power points from the Vermont Secretary of State on the changes to the Open Meeting Law in 2024.

Open Meetings 2024 SHORT 6.12.24

Open Meetings 2024 LONG 6.12.24

To find out more information about Vermont’s Open Meeting Law, including a toolkit to help officials run effective and legal public meetings, please visit the Vermont League of Cities and Towns website.

Submit a Complaint

Below, you can access the form ACRPC has provided to submit a complaint regarding ACRPC’s adherence to the requirements of the open meeting laws.


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