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Policy Documents and Rules

Policy Documents

A complete library of administrative rules, policies, administrative directives, standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidance documents, interim memos, and other policy documents, which outline the policy and procedures of the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) can be found through the link below.  Documents marked "Redacted" or "Level A" are security-sensitive and exempt from public disclosure. The security-sensitive information has been redacted from the posted version, leaving the rest of the document accessible to the public.

DOC Policy Documents


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules

An APA Rule implements or interprets law or policy and has been adopted as required by the Vermont Administrative Procedures Act. APA Rules have the force of law unless amended or revised, or unless a court determines otherwise.

Emergency Rule Filings


Permanent Rule Filing


Public Comment Period


Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, and Rules

Issued 12/02/2022

#371.25 Parole Board Reviews and Recommendations

Issued 11/15/2022

#111 Employee Access Cards and Badges

#409.04 Drug Screening

Incarcerated Individual Allowable Property Matrix

Issued 11/01/2022

#207 Tax Offset Appeals Procedure

Issued 8/3/2022

#320.01 Grievance System

Issued 07/17/2022

Interim Memo: Notice to Attorneys: Providing Electronic Legal Materials to Incarcerated Individuals

#430.11 Response to Furlough Violations



Documents under development may be posted for public comment prior to finalization. You may provide feedback by emailing your comments to the contact listed for the document during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email DOC Staff. You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted. 



If you have questions concerning Department of Corrections' policy documents, or need a special accommodation, please contact:

Christine Cowart
Policy Development Unit, DOC
280 State Drive
NOB 2 South
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1001