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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 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 125 : Exemptions

Subchapter 002 : Restricted Exemptions

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 3845)
  • § 3845. Renewable energy sources

    (a) At an annual or special meeting warned for that purpose, a town may, by a majority vote of those present and voting, exempt renewable energy sources, as defined herein, from real and personal property taxation. Such exemption shall first be applicable against the grand list of the year in which the vote is taken and shall continue until voted otherwise, in the same manner, by the town.

    (b) As used in this section, renewable energy shall have the same meaning as in 30 V.S.A. § 8002 for energy used on the premises for private, domestic, or agricultural purposes, no part of which may be for sale or exchange to the public. The term shall include grist mills, windmills, facilities for the collection of solar energy or the conversion of organic matter to methane, net-metering systems regulated by the Public Utility Commission under 30 V.S.A. § 8010, and all component parts thereof, but excluding land upon which the facility is located. (Added 1975, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2007, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 2013 No. 99 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; 2013, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 28, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.)