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Subchapter 009 : DELINQUENT TAXES(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5255)
§ 5255. Report of sale; form
Within 30 days after such sale of the land, the collector shall make a complete return of his or her doings and file the same for record in the town clerk's office of the town wherein such land lies, which return shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated and shall be substantially in the following form:
By virtue of a warrant (or warrants as the case may be) lawfully committed to me for the year(s) 20__________ by the treasurer of the town of __________________ (or by the selectboard of the town of ________________ if the town has voted to collect its taxes by its collector and the tax bill annexed thereto) and the delinquent tax bill annexed thereto, I gave notice as required by law to the taxpayers of the town of ________________ of the place where and the time when I would receive such taxes, and said taxpayers having failed and neglected to pay their said taxes upon such demand, on the ____ day of ________ 20____, I did extend and levy my said warrant(s) in the manner provided by law upon the following described land(s) of the following named delinquent taxpayer situated within the town, for the following described taxes due thereon, to wit:
Name of Delinquent Taxpayer Description of Land Amount of Tax
And on the ____ day of ________, 20____, I did cause notice of the time and
place of sale of the above described land(s) to be published three weeks successively in ________________ a ________ newspaper circulating in the town of ______ and vicinity, for the issues of ________, which said notice of sale therein provided that the same would be holden at __________________, a public place in the town of __________ at ____ o'clock in the ________ noon, unless said land(s) was previously redeemed by the payment of said tax, and on the ______day of _, 20_, I gave the delinquent taxpayer ____ notice by registered mail of the time and place of such sale, and on the same date posted at ____, a public place in said town, notice of the time and place of such sale (also here insert facts as to the mortgagee, if any).
And he or she (or they) having failed and neglected to pay said taxes and costs, at _____________ (place of sale) on the ______ day of __________, 20______ at ______ o'clock in the ________ noon, the time and place set by me for said sale, pursuant to the
notice thereof, I did sell so much of said land(s) as was necessary to satisfy the tax and costs thereon to ____________________________________ of _____________, for cash in the sum of __________, he or she being the highest bidder therefor, the land and premises thus sold being particularly described as follows (here describe the lands).
From the proceeds of said sale, I did satisfy myself for my own fees and the legal costs of said sale amounting in the whole to the sum of _____________, and on the ______ day of ________, 20______, turned over to ______________________________ the treasurer of said town of __________________, the sum of ________________ in (part) satisfaction of the taxes due said town on said premises thus sold.
And now at __________________ in said County, this ______ day of _____________, 20______, I make return of my doings hereunder by filing the same as herein set forth with the town clerk of the town of_______________________________ for record as provided by law.
Collector of Town Taxes.