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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.

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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 077 : Trees and Plants

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 3606a)
  • § 3606a. Trespass; criminal penalty

    (a) No person shall knowingly or recklessly:

    (1) cut down, fell, destroy, remove, injure, damage, or carry away any timber or forest product placed or growing for any use or purpose whatsoever, or timber or forest product lying or growing belonging to another person, without permission from the owner of the timber or forest product; or

    (2) deface the mark of a log, forest product, or other valuable timber in a river or other place.

    (b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall:

    (1) for a first offense, be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $20,000.00, or both; or

    (2) for a second or subsequent offense, be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $50,000.00, or both. (Added 2015, No. 106 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)