Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 32 Sec. 5221

  • Fees: shall mean earnings due for official services, aside from salaries or per diem compensation. See
  • Municipality: shall include a city, town, town school district, incorporated school or fire district or incorporated village, and all other governmental incorporated units. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.

§ 5221. Commencement of action; disqualifications

When the treasurer, collector of taxes, or other proper officer has a delinquent tax in his or her hands for collection, he or she may notify the agent or other proper officer whose duty it is to prosecute and defend suits wherein such municipality is interested, of the amount of such tax and of all fees accrued thereon, who, in his or her discretion, may institute suit therefor under the provisions of sections 5222-5226 and 5291 of this title, and a tax collector may institute suits as tax collector in his or her own name and join in one action to recover all taxes in his or her hands for collection against one taxpayer. A constable or sheriff shall not be disqualified to serve and return mesne, final or other process in such suit, by reason of being a taxpayer in such municipality, by reason of being collector of taxes therein, or by reason of any act done or fees in his or her behalf accrued on account of such unpaid taxes.