Kathy Sheele just sent me an email saying you are correct – that there is old case law that supports interest.  But that just creates more questions.  Interest from when to when?  At what percentage?  Who is responsible to pay the interest?  Doesn’t seem right to have it paid by the City.  I asked Kathy those questions and will share her answers.  She’s not currently able to post to muninet because she has a new email account.

 

Carol

 

 

From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bobbi Brimblecombe
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:47 PM
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Subject: Re: Tax Sales

 

Oh, when we had a recent tax sale, our attorney told me to escrow the extra money in an interest-bearing account. But I'm not sure we have always done that.

At 03:29 PM 11/14/2012, you wrote:

Hey Bobbi,
 
I didn’t think the owner is entitled to interest.  At least we’ve never paid them any!
 
Carol
 
Carolyn S. Dawes
Barre City Clerk/Treasurer
6 North Main St.
PO Box 418
Barre, VT   05641
(802) 476-0242 phone
(802) 476-0264 fax
www.barrecity.org
 
 
 
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [ mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bobbi Brimblecombe
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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Subject: Re: Tax Sales
 
It goes back to the property owner, with interest. The Town can not profit from a tax sale.

Bobbi

At 11:49 AM 11/14/2012, you wrote:

When someone over pays for a property on a tax sale, and the property is not redeemed by the original owner, what happens to the extra money after the 1 year period?
 
Stacy Jewell
Town Clerk / Treasurer
Town of St. Johnsbury
51 Depot Square, Suite 101
St. Johnsbury, VT  05819
802-748-4331
 


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