For the government of the state see The Revised Laws of Vermont (Rutland, 1881); the Vermont Legislative Directory, published biennially at Montpelier; the biennial reports of the secretary of state, the auditor, the treasurer, the commissioner of state taxes, the superintendent of education, the supervisors of the insane, &c., and the annual reports of the inspector of finance.
The local judicial authorities are the county board of supervisors of five members and the justices of the peace.
The school committee (who serve gratuitously) appoint the superintendent and supervisors of schools.
In 1889 the convicts were placed under the care of a supervisor of convicts, and in 1905 the law was amended so that one or more supervisors could be appointed at the will of the governors.
County prison camps are under the supervision of the governor and the supervisors of convicts.