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Vermont Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Green Mountain State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Vermont.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Vermont. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Vermont. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: HB 152 (Act 13) Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications.
Status: This was approved on May 1, 2017; Effective on July 1, 2017

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

     

    Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

    • Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed Death with Dignity into law in May 2013.

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

     

    Organ Donation Registries

    Vermont Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

     

    POLST (Clinician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

    Download the COLST form for Vermont residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

    Probate Laws

    Title 14, Chapter 3: Probate and Procedure for Construction of Wills

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $2.75 million)

    For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

    State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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