There are 14 counties in Vermont. All counties are functioning governmental entities. The principal administrative officers of each county are two assistant or side judges.
There are 255 county subdivisions in Vermont. There are 242 towns with functioning, but not necessarily active, governments each governed by a board of selectmen. Five of these towns—Averill, Ferdinand, Glastenbury, Lewis, and Somerset—are inactive governmental entities. The nine cities in Vermont are independent of MCDs and serve as county subdivisions. The three gores and one grant are nonfunctioning nongovernmental geographic subdivisions of the county.
Vermont Counties - Populated Places in 14 Counties