The analysis presented here is to study the effect of thermal gradient on the vibration of visco-elastic rectangular plate (having clamped boundary condition on all the four edges) of variable thickness whose thickness varies parabolically in both directions. The effect of linear temperature variation has been considered. A frequency equation of plate has been obtained by Rayleigh-Ritz technique with two terms of deflection function. The assumption of small deflection and linear visco-elastic properties of ‘Kelvin’ type are taken. Deflection and time period corresponding to the first two modes of vibrations for clamped plate have been computed for various combinations of aspect ratio, thermal constants, and taper constants. Numerical computations have been performed for an alloy ‘Duralium’ and the results obtained are depicted graphically.