Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Vermont VT


There are 14 Counties in Vermont. It became the 14th state on March 4, 1791. The state motto is "Freedom and Unity".

Currently, the maximum interest rate being offered on all Vermont Tax Lien Certificates is 12% with a one year right of redemption.

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."

Tax Sale List: Use Vermont Tax Sale Lists to search for Vermont tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Vermont tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: Local Tax Collector or Treasurer.

Interest Rate: 12% per annum. 1% per month. 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. 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: The property is sold to the highest bidder subject to the minimum bid requirements (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: 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).

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Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Addison  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 35,974
Bennington  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 36,994
Caledonia  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 29,702
Chittenden  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 146,571
Essex  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,459
Franklin  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 45,417
Grand Isle  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 6,901
Lamoille  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,233
Orange  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 28,226
Orleans  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 26,277
Rutland  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 63,400
Washington  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 58,039
Windham  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 44,216
Windsor  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 57,418

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