If you mean they marked up the grand list which they lodged with you
pursuant to 32 VSA 4151 and which contained the oath from that section, then
32 VSA 4154 states: "When a grand list is completed and lodged in the office
of the town or city clerk, such clerk shall duly endorse thereon the time of
its reception and place the same with the permanent files of the office."
Prior to lodging the grand list, the listers are the custodian of the grand
list. Once lodged, you become the custodian of the grand list and should
protect the integrity of this public record as you do other public records
in your custody.
Call if you need more.
Charles L. Merriman
Special Assistant Attorney General
Department of Taxes, Division of Property Valuation and Review
PO Box 429 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0429
Tel. (802) 828-2731
Facsimile (802) 828-5873
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cora L. Benoir" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:08 PM
Subject: Grandlist changes
> My Listers went through the 2003 Grandlist and wrote in red pen all the
property transfers that happened since April 1, 2003. Should they have done
that? I don't know if there is a "rule" about it, but it makes for a messy
looking book. Is there any way I can tell them not to do that? Do I have
the authority to do that?