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Title 27 : Property


(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 1401)
  • § 1401. Acceptance of survey plats; definition

    (a) Each town clerk shall accept survey plats for filing and maintain files and indices to files of survey plats in accordance with this chapter.

    (b) As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Survey plat” means a map or plan drawn to scale of one or more parcels, tracts, or subdivisions of land, showing, but not limited to, boundaries, corners, markers, monuments, easements, and other rights.

    (2) “Center” means the Vermont Center for Geographic Information.

    (c)(1) Whenever a survey plat that maps the subdivision of a parcel or a change in a parcel boundary is filed for record with a town clerk, the surveyor who created the survey plat shall submit a digital copy of the plat to the Center. The Center shall maintain digital copies of survey plats in a statewide digital repository and make them available to the public.

    (2) The failure of a surveyor to comply with subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not void, alter, or invalidate the subdivision or boundary adjustment and shall not render the title to the property depicted in the survey plat unmarketable.

    (d) The survey plat filed with the town clerk shall be the official plat of record. (Added 1969, No. 235 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, amended 1991, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2019, No. 38, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2020.)