Soooo, what do we do if someone comes in on July 2 to get a copy of a birth certificate? Do we make a copy from our vault? Will we have the forms that they need to fill out? Or let them get one without filling out the form, until the forms are ready? I feel like we should be following the statute but I don’t know what that means.


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I emailed them back an got the following response that it was the full process from application to printing.  They stated sometime hopefully in August.  I was nice of enough to remind them that we have an election in August and they would have to work around our schedules.  They said thanks for letting them know.  I am not sure how this happened when we were all told it was just a flip of the switch and not be a problem. 


Stacy Jewell

Town Clerk / Treasurer

Town of St. Johnsbury

51 Depot Square, Suite 101

St. Johnsbury, VT  05819



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Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 10:12 AM
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Good morning all,


Has anyone heard an update to the new vital records law?  We received an email on 5/24 that said there may be an adjusted timeline and a week later I emailed back to see what that meant but have not received a reply.  The law said July 1st and I am wondering if that is still the case.  I am sure we are all trying to prepare the public when they ask questions about how to obtain a birth certificate.  It would be helpful to know if it is going to be implemented on time and if we need to notify callers with the fact that there will be an application and ID required.


Thanks all and have a great weekend.



Cassandra Barbeau
Town Clerk
Bennington, VT
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