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Discover more about private investigators capability, employment and regulations in Vermont.

ICS offers a wide range of case types and services in the State of Vermont which are always conducted by one of our well experienced Licensed Private Investigators. ICS Private Investigators are held to the high standard of professionalism and will deliver all findings in a timely and accountable manner.

Private Investigator in Vermont

Local Vermont Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Vermont are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Vermont Private Investigator

A Private Investigator in Vermont must be fully licensed in order to conduct any investigations in Vermont. As a requirement, all investigators looking to become a Private Investigator in VT must have a minimum of 2 years of experience working in Investigation Services and pass the State issued Vermont Private Investigators Licensing exam.

You can feel confident that any investigations conducted in Vermont will be led by a team of experienced Private Investigators that coincide within Vermont State requirements, as well as the professionalism and integrity that ICS requires of all employee’s and subcontractors throughout the world.

Private Investigator in Vermont

Private investigators in Vermont live in one of the smallest, least populated states in the country. Located in the New England Region, Vermont is the only state a part of New England that does not touch the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The highest populated cities in Vermont are in Burlington, South Burlington or Rutland

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the state of Vermont, and has Private Investigators all over Vermont. Whether your case involves adultery, cheating, child custody, fraud, background checks, or any other of the cases we take on, ICS can help. With our experience and knowledge, we will find and gather the information needed for your investigation.

Vermont Background Checks

Do you need a Background Check in Vermont? Background checks are some of the most informative investigation tools a Private Investigator can provide their clients. Often, a Background Investigation is all the client needs, where other situations require a Background Check just as a starting point to a more thorough investigation. If you need a Background Check in Vermont or an investigation that would require one, then the professionals at ICS are here, standing by. ICS has been helping people with investigation services in Vermont and surrounding areas since 1967.

Private Investigation Cases Map for in Vermont

Case Studies

  • Overseas Lost Person

    Private Investigator finds a lost person in an overseas country 01/24/2019

  • Locate Lost Person

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to locate a Subject that had been in a 3-year relationship with the Client. 01/17/2019

  • Child Custody Exchange

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to have an Investigator on site to witness the exchange of a child from father to mother. Due to the legality of the exchange, a verified witness was required by the Client to document a proper exchange to negate... 01/08/2019

  • Case Study: Infidelity investigation in a Resort City Like Dubai

    ICS was contacted by a Client in an attempt to verify if her spouse was engaging in acts of Infidelity while on a stay in a city much like Dubai. Investigators were dispatched. We had boot on the ground in the resort and reserved their stay. In... 10/01/2018

  • Case Study: Due Diligence investigation helps business move forward with new investors.

    The private investigator for ICS helped our client make informed decisions about their potential investigators. With this case study the efforts made by ICS thwarted the clients suspicion and made for better business dealing. 09/20/2018

Paper and Press Releases

  • Join our team of Qualified Parties

    There is simply no agency with an international footprint that takes better care of its private investigator talent. "Our solution is simple, take care of you like our own!" -Michael Rabern 08/29/2018

  • Teen Cyber Bullying

    Cyberbullying has become increasingly common, with the increased use of communication technology, especially among teenagers.

  • Cellphone Spyware

    Cellular Spyware is basically "phone surveillance". It is an app that has usually been installed by a third party on a cell phone that allows them to listen to or record conversations, track location and monitor all the data of the cell phone that... 12/07/2015

  • Workers Compensation Fraud

    Worker's compensation programs are compensation plans for the victims of all job-related injuries.  When an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is liable for medical expenses, lost income and other expenses until the employee has healed... 12/07/2015

  • ICS Will Not Do Cheating Decoy Investigations

    International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”), a leader in the private investigations industry takes a strong stand against Cheating Decoy Investigations. 12/07/2015

Local Associations and Important Resources for Vermont

Vermont Association of Private Investigators:

Website: www.pimall.com/vermont/

About Vermont:


Vermont.gov Home Page

Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Fairfax, Vermont Cuba Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Burlington, Vermont Vermont Cheating Spouse Investigation
Burlington, Vermont Vermont Other Private Investigator Case
Burlington, Vermont Vermont Other Private Investigator Case
Milton, Vermont Vermont Background Investigation
St Albans, Vermont Private
Moretown, Vermont Vermont Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Statesboro, Georgia Vermont Other Private Investigator Case
Bellows Falls, Vermont Vermont Cohabitation Investigation
Essex, Vermont Vermont Private

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns


Vermont has two types of licenses, an Agency License and a Private Detective License.
Reference Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/private-investigative-security-services.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/private-investigative-security-services.aspx
Email: kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, Vermont, United States, 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-1134

Vermont Association of Licensed Detectives

Citation Statute:
Title 26, Chapter 59, Sub Chapter 3, § 3171.

Website: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/26/059

Qualifications Requirement:
Quoted from The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 26 : Professions And Occupations
Chapter 059 : Private Investigative And Security Services
Subchapter 003 : Licensing

"§ 3173. Private investigator licenses

(a) The Board shall issue a license to a private investigator after obtaining and approving all of the following:

(1) an application filed in proper form;

(2) the application fee;

(3) evidence that the applicant has attained the age of majority; and

(4) evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the examination required by section 3175 of this title.

(b) The Board may inquire of the Vermont Crime Information Center for any information on criminal records of the applicant, and the Center shall provide such information to the Board. The Board, through the Vermont Crime Information Center, may also inquire of the appropriate state criminal record repositories in all states in which it has reason to believe an applicant has resided or been employed, and it may also inquire of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for any information on criminal records of the applicant. The applicant shall bear the costs associated with fingerprinting. The Board may also make additional inquiries it deems necessary into the character, integrity, and reputation of the applicant.

(c) The Board shall require that the person has had appropriate experience in investigative work, for a period of not less than two years, as determined by the Board. Such experience may include, having been regularly employed as a private detective licensed in another state or as an investigator for a private detective licensed in this or another state, or has been a sworn member of a federal, state, or municipal law enforcement agency.

(d) An application for a license may be denied upon failure of the applicant to provide information required, upon a finding that the applicant does not meet a high standard as to character, integrity, and reputation, or for unprofessional conduct defined in section 3181 of this title. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 67; 1995, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 26; 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 28; 2013, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)"

Reciprocity: The state of Vermont does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.

Testing: Quoted from The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 26 : Professions And Occupations
Chapter 059 : Private Investigative And Security Services
Subchapter 003 : Licensing

"§ 3175. Examinations

The board shall prepare, or have prepared, and administer, separate examinations for private investigators and private security services. Each examination shall be designed to test the competency of the applicant with respect to the lawful and safe provision of each respective service to the public. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 30.)"

Fees: Detective agency: $340
Individual: $150 for unarmed, $200 for armed.

Employee registration:Unarmed registrants $ 60.00
Armed registrants $120.00

Renewal Information: Biennial renewal
Detective agency
Unarmed registrants (agency employees)
$ 80.00
Armed registrants (agency employees)
If an individual fails to renew in a timely manner, he or she may renew the license within 90 days of the renewal date by satisfying all the requirements for renewal and payment of an additional late renewal penalty.


Vermont Private Investigator Licensing

Vermont State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: Vermont Secretary of State
Website: https://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/investigators/
Phone: (802) 828-2363

Only licensed investigators can conduct investigations in Vermont. Licenses are only good in Vermont, there is no State Reciprocity.

Vermont Private Investigator Listing

John Flaherty Private Investigations

PO Box 1244, Burlington VT 05402
Burlington, Vermont 05402
Phone : 802-503-5866
Email : flahertypi@aol.com
Office Contact: John Flaherty

MPI Investigations

42 Deer Run Road
South Royalton, Vermont 05068
Phone : 407-256-5061
Email : jake05053@hotmail.com; mpiinvestigations@hotmail.com
Office Contact: Marc Preston

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