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Title 27 : Property

Chapter 007 : PROPERTY HELD FOR RELIGIOUS, FRATERNAL, OR CHARITABLE PURPOSES

Subchapter 004 : CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 825)
  • § 825. Court order transferring property; intention of the law

    Upon the presentation of such complaint to the superior court, such court may proceed in a summary manner, after such notice as the court may prescribe, to inquire into the merits of such application. If, upon examination by the court, it shall appear that the making of the order and disposition of the property applied for is necessary or proper for any of the causes mentioned in section 822 of this title, such court shall make a final order declaring such church extinct, or dissolving the same and transferring any property, and the title and possession thereof, which may belong to such church, or held in trust for such church and vest the same in the Vermont Domestic Missionary Society, it being the intention and purposes of this and sections 821-824 of this title to preserve to the Congregational denomination in this state, as represented by the Vermont Domestic Missionary Society, for religious uses all property owned by or held in trust for any such church. (Amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974.)