Make a Filing

Filings can be made with the Commission electronically using ePUC or in paper. 

How to File a Public Comment

To file a public comment using ePUC, if your comment is related to a specific case:

  • If you know the case number, use Search by Case Number; otherwise, use one of the other Case Searches to find the case number
  • Open the case in which you would like to file the public comment
  • Select “File a Public Comment” from the Select Action drop-down menu
  • Fill out and submit the form, attaching a document if necessary

If you cannot find the case number or if your comment is not related to a specific case:

  • Click on Public Comment
  • Fill out and submit the form, attaching a document if necessary

You may also file a public comment via email  or by mailing your public comment to: 

Clerk of the Commission
Public Utility Commission
112 State Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620

How to File a New Case

To file a new case using ePUC:

  • Log in to ePUC
  • Select the appropriate type of case you would like to file from the list in the left navigation menu
  • Fill out and submit the form, attaching public documents as necessary
  • Until further notice from the Commission, do not use ePUC to file any documents that contain confidential information. Instead file with the Commission paper copies of all documents that contain confidential information in a sealed envelope that is labeled “confidential” and provide one copy of each document to each party in the case who is authorized to see the document. If you have questions about how to file documents that contain confidential information, contact the Clerk of the Commission or call (802) 828-2358.

Please note that depending on the type of case, you may need to provide notice of or a copy of your filing to other people. More information about such requirements is available in the statutes and Commission rules applicable to the particular type of case and, for the most common types of cases filed with the Commission, in the documents summarizing the typical procedures for those cases

In ePUC, you may save cases that you have initiated but have not yet submitted to the Commission. When you save an unsubmitted case, information entered in a field is saved in your draft; no attached documents are saved. To see such cases, click the My Cases link and go to the My Unsubmitted Drafts tab.

The Commission’s Procedures for Electronic Filing Using ePUC contain more information about the procedures to be followed when using ePUC to make a filing with the Commission.

Until further notice, you may also file a new case by mailing or hand-delivering an original and an appropriate number of paper copies to:

Clerk of the Commission
Public Utility Commission
112 State Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620

More information about the requirements for filing in paper is available in Commission Rule 2.000.

How to File as a Party in an Existing Case

Parties to a case that is included in ePUC can choose to participate in the case electronically or in paper. Parties to a case that is not included in ePUC must make all filings in paper.

  • If you participate in a case electronically, you must use ePUC to file all public documents with the Commission but you must provide paper copies of those documents to parties to the case who are participating in paper. You will receive electronic notice from ePUC of other parties’ filings and documents issued by the Commission for you to download from ePUC. 
  • If you participate in a case in paper, you must file paper copies of your filings with the Commission and all other parties. You will receive paper copies of other parties’ filings and documents issued by the Commission.

To File Using ePUC

  • Log in to ePUC
  • Click on Search by Case Number to find the case
  • Open the case in which you would like to make a filing as a party
  • Select the appropriate “Add” form from the Select Action drop-down menu
  • Fill out and submit the form, attaching public documents as necessary
  • Until further notice from the Commission, do not use ePUC to file any documents that contain confidential information. Instead file with the Commission paper copies of all documents that contain confidential information in a sealed envelope that is labeled “confidential” and provide one copy of each document to each party in the case who is authorized to see the document. If you have questions about how to file documents that contain confidential information, contact the Clerk of the Commission or call (802) 828-2358.
  • Check the “People” tab for the case in ePUC to make sure that all parties have e-mail addresses listed; you must mail a copy of your filing to any party that does not have an e-mail address listed (ePUC will provide notice of your filing to parties with e-mail addresses listed)

The Commission’s Procedures for Electronic Filing Using ePUC contain more information about the procedures to be followed when using ePUC to make a filing with the Commission.

To File Using Paper

  • Mail or hand-deliver an original and the appropriate number of paper copies to:

Clerk of the Commission
Public Utility Commission
112 State Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620

  • Provide a paper copy of your filing to all other parties to the case
  • More information about the requirements for filing in paper is available in Commission Rule 2.000.

Contact Information

Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Commission
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
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