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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 007 : Sale of Property by Administrator

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 1531)
  • § 1531. Public sale of property

    (a) Subject to section 1532 of this title, not earlier than three years after receipt of property presumed abandoned, the Administrator may sell the property.

    (b) Before selling property under subsection (a), the Administrator shall give notice to the public of:

    (1) the date of the sale; and

    (2) a reasonable description of the property.

    (c) A sale under subsection (a) of this section must be to the highest bidder:

    (1) at public sale at a location in this State that the Administrator determines to be the most favorable market for the property;

    (2) on the Internet; or

    (3) on another forum the Administrator determines is likely to yield the highest net proceeds of sale.

    (d) The Administrator may decline the highest bid at a sale under this section and reoffer the property for sale if the Administrator determines the highest bid is insufficient.

    (e) If a sale held under this section is to be conducted other than on the Internet, the Administrator must publish at least one notice of the sale, at least three weeks but not more than five weeks before the sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the property is sold. (Added 2019, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)