Vermont’s system of land records is handled by individual towns rather than counties, as in most states. This creates a unique set of challenges due to the fact that many of our town clerk offices are located in remote locations and operate on a limited schedule. This can make title searching a complicated endeavor. Very few towns offer land records online. For this reason, title searches cost more in Vermont than they do in many other states.
Vermont is known as an “attorney state,” which means that only a licensed attorney may certify title. Although title companies do exist, they are attorney-owned.