Vital records are permanent records of the town. Ripton's earliest records of births, marriages and deaths, date from 1857. The State of Vermont also maintains copies of vital records. As of July 2018, the State will hold original records and you may request copies at any town office. Ripton vital records may be searched and copies requested at the Ripton Town Office during office hours or on-line via state websites. Visit the Vermont Department of Health or the Vermont State Archives.