What is the time zone of Vermont?

The state of Vermont is in the Eastern Time zone. All counties and cities of the state have the same time zone, there are no exceptions. Vermont is observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.

  • Eastern Standard Time (EST): – 5:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
  • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): – 4:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
Eastern Time
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Vermont time zone

All neighbouring US states have the same time zone. So, the clocks are unchanged regardless if you cross the border with New Hampshire, Massachusetts or New York. Also, when you cross the Canadian border with Quebec there will be no change in time zone.

Daylight savings time (DST)

Vermont is using daylight savings as also documented in the Uniform Time Act of 1966. During daylight savings the time changes from Eastern Standard time (EST) to Eastern Daylight time (EDT).

It starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In March the clock is moved forward from 02.00 am to 03.00 am (so you will lose an hour of sleep during the night). While in November it’s reversed as the clock is moved backward from 03.00 am to 02.00 am and you will gain an extra hour of sleep. One way of remembering the movement sequence is that clocks “spring forward and fall back”.

The total period of daylight savings lasts for 34 weeks which is about 65% of the year.

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Vermont time news, bills and legislation

There is a continuous debate about which time should be applied. Several bills have been introduced to legalize daylight saving time as the year-round clock, whereas others try to align the time with bordering counties or states. The table below gives an overview of the latest bills in the state of Vermont.

Date Bill Status/Action Title/summary
2 Feb 2021 H0168 Intro, To House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee An act relating to daylight saving time
10 Jan 2019 H0010 To House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee An act relating to the establishment of year-round U.S. Eastern daylight saving time
7 Jan 2020 H0559 To House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee An act relating to the elimination of daylight saving time and the introduction of year-round observance of standard time

Other US states

You can check out information and maps of other US states by clicking on the below links.