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Summary: The local tax collector may sell real estate to collect delinquent property taxes, costs, and fees at an oral public auction held on the date and time specified in the published notice of sale (Sec. 5254, Sec. 5255). When the time for redemption has passed and the land is not redeemed, the collector or his successor shall execute to the purchaser a deed, which shall convey to him a title against the person for whose tax it was sold and those claiming under him (Sec. 5261).

Law: Vermont Statutes, Title 32, Chapter 133, Subchapter 9, Article 5, “Sale of Real Estate.”
Contact: Tax Collector. (Sec. 5252).
Interest Rate: 12% per annum. (Sec. 5260). More specifically, when the owner or mortgagee of lands sold for taxes, his representatives or assigns, within one year from the day of sale, pays or tenders to the collector who made the sale or in the case of his death or removal from the town where the land lies, to the town clerk of such town, the sum for which the land was sold with interest thereon calculated at a rate of one percent per month or fraction thereof from the day of sale to the day of payment, a deed of the land shall not be made to the purchaser, but the money paid or tendered by the owner or mortgagee, his representatives or assigns, to the collector or town clerk shall be paid over to such purchaser on demand. (Sec. 5260).

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificate. (Sec. 5260). When the time for redemption has passed and the land is not redeemed, the collector or his successor shall execute to the purchaser a deed, which shall convey to him a title against the person for whose tax it was sold and those claiming under him. (Sec. 5260, 5261).

Bidding Procedure: Premium bid up. (Sec. 5255). The property may be purchased by the local taxing district if a bid for the minimum amount is not made (Sec. 5259).

Costs: Include amounts for seizing the property, publishing notices, and conducting the sale (Sec. 5258).

Redemption Period: One (1) year. (Sec. 5260). The owner or any parties with interest in the property sold at a tax sale may redeem the property within one year of the date of the sale (Sec. 5260).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The purchaser at the tax sale. When the time for redemption has passed and the land is not redeemed, the collector or his successor shall execute to the purchaser a deed, which shall convey to him a title against the person for whose tax it was sold and those claiming under him. (Sec. 5261).

Vermont Contacts
number of Counties: 14

Addison County
5 Court Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Middlebury, VT 05753-6014
Phone: (802) 388-7741

Chittenden County
175 Main Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Burlington, VT 05401-8310
Phone: (802) 863-3467

Franklin County
PO Box 808
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Saint Albans, VT 05478-0808
Phone: (802) 524-3863

Lamoille County
P.O. Box 490
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Hyde Park, VT 05655-0490
Phone: (802) 888-2207

Orange County
RR 1 Box 30
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Chelsea, VT 05038-9703
Phone: (802) 685-4610

Orleans County
83 Main Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Newport, VT 05855-1209
Phone: (802) 334-3344

Rutland County
83 Center Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Rutland, VT 05701-4017
Phone: (802) 775-4394

Washington County
65 State Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Montpelier, VT 05602-3594
Phone: (802) 828-2091

Windham County
P.O. Box 207
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: (802) 365-7979

Windsor County
PO Box 458
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Woodstock, VT 05091-0458
Phone: (802) 457-2121