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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 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 059 : Adoption and Enforcement of Ordinances and Rules

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1983)
  • § 1983. Identification to law enforcement officers required

    (a) A law enforcement officer is authorized to detain a person if:

    (1) the officer has reasonable grounds to believe the person has violated a municipal ordinance; and

    (2) the person refuses to identify himself or herself satisfactorily to the officer when requested by the officer.

    (b) The person may be detained only until the person identifies himself or herself satisfactorily to the officer or is properly identified. If the officer is unable to obtain the identification information, the person shall forthwith be brought before a Criminal Division of the Superior Court judge for that purpose. A person who refuses to identify himself or herself to the court on request shall immediately and without service of an order on the person be subject to civil contempt proceedings pursuant to 12 V.S.A. § 122. (Added 1997, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238; 2013, No. 194 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. June 17, 2014.)