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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online does not include the actions of the 2024 session of the General Assembly. We expect them to be updated by November 1st.

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 027 : Pleading and Practice

Subchapter 002 : Pleadings Generally

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 1040)
  • § 1040. Eminent domain; restrictions on use; conferring of private benefit; economic development

    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no governmental or private entity may take private property through the use of eminent domain if the taking is primarily for purposes of economic development, unless the property is taken pursuant to 24 V.S.A. chapter 85 (urban renewal).

    (b) This section shall not affect the authority of an entity authorized by law to use eminent domain for the following purposes:

    (1) transportation projects, including highways, airports, and railroads;

    (2) public utilities, including entities engaged in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric, gas, sewer and sewage treatment, or communication services;

    (3) public property, buildings, hospitals, and parks; or

    (4) water, wastewater, stormwater, flood control, drainage, or waste disposal projects. (Added 2005, No. 111 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)