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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 27 : Property

Chapter 018 : Unclaimed Property

Subchapter 006 : Taking Custody of Property by Administrator

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 1518)
  • § 1518. Administrator’s options as to custody

    (a) The Administrator may decline to take custody of property reported under section 1491 of this title if the Administrator determines that:

    (1) the property has a value less than the estimated expenses of notice and sale of the property; or

    (2) taking custody of the property would be unlawful.

    (b) A holder may pay or deliver property to the Administrator before the property is presumed abandoned under this chapter if the holder:

    (1) sends the apparent owner of the property notice required by section 1501 of this title and provides the Administrator evidence that the holder sent such notice;

    (2) includes with the payment or delivery a report regarding the property conforming to section 1492 of this title; and

    (3) first obtains the Administrator’s consent in a record to accept payment or delivery.

    (c) A holder’s request for the Administrator’s consent under subdivision (b)(3) of this section must be in a record. If the Administrator fails to respond to the request not later than 30 days after receipt of the request, the Administrator is deemed to consent to the payment or delivery of the property and the payment or delivery is considered to have been made in good faith.

    (d) On payment or delivery of property under subsection (b), the property is presumed abandoned. (Added 2019, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)