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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 013 : Agreement to Locate Property of Apparent Owner Held by Administrator

(Cite as: 27 V.S.A. § 1604)
  • § 1604. Asset locators

    (a) All asset locators seeking to interact with the Administrator on behalf of apparent owners shall first register with Administrator on forms prescribed by the Administrator. Registration information shall include an asset locator’s previous business experience and whether the asset locator has a criminal record. In order to obtain and maintain registered status, all asset locators shall post a performance bond of not less than $10,000.00 to insure the Administrator against any fraudulent or mistaken claims that may arise as a result of an asset locator’s representation of an apparent owner. A copy of any agreement, or contract, between an asset locator and an apparent owner shall be filed with the Administrator, together with a signed by the apparent owner and notarized “notice to claimant” form, as prescribed by the Administrator, describing the rights of the apparent owner under this subchapter.

    (b) An owner may not assign his or her rights, or property interests, under this chapter to an asset locator. No power of attorney containing provisions contrary to this section shall be enforceable. (Added 2019, No. 93 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)