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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 12 : Court Procedure

Chapter 023 : Limitation of Time for Commencement of Actions

Subchapter 003 : Computation of Time; Tolling of Statute

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 553)
  • § 553. Member of Armed Services; tolling statute of limitations

    When an inhabitant of this State is in the Military or Naval Service of the United States or is a member of the Vermont National Guard and has been ordered to State active duty and, at the time of entering such service or duty, had a cause of action against another person, or another person had a cause of action against him or her, the time spent in such Military or Naval Service outside this State or the time spent in State active duty shall not be taken as part of the time limited for the bringing of an action by or against him or her founded on such causes. The limitation period for a cause of action shall be tolled during the duration of the person’s out-of-state Military or Naval Service, or State Active Duty Service, plus an additional 60 days. (Amended 2011, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 5a.)