The Vermont Securities Division is responsible for regulating the securities industry in the state of Vermont. Securities can take many forms, including stock, notes, bonds, some partnership interests, variable annuities, viatical settlements, among many others. So what is a security?
Our Investor Information section has something for Vermonters of all ages, whether you are looking for information on investing basics, the latest investor alerts or wish to file a complaint. You can also get information regarding our Investor Education program; check our calendar of events or learn how you can book an investor education seminar for your civic group or classroom.
Applications will not be deemed complete until the required fee and all required submissions have been received by the Division, including any information or documentation requested by the Division after an initial submission.
Failure to complete the application or renewal procedures as set forth in the links listed in this section may result in termination of an application or registration. Please note that fees will not be refunded or credited and new fees will be required upon re-filing.
Before you part with your money, investigate the seller. We can't tell you how to invest your money, but we can tell you if the seller is registered. By law, broker-dealers and some investment advisors must be registered in Vermont to do business here. Dealing with an unregistered seller or advisor greatly increases the risk of harm to you as an investor.
Your best defense against investment scams and sales practice abuse is to become an informed investor. The goal of the Vermont Securities Division's Investor Education Program is to promote financial literacy for Vermonters of all ages. This website contains information to help you: