§5201. Notices; posting

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/119/05201
Published: 2015

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5201. Notices; posting

(a)(1) An owner,

or a person having the exclusive right to take fish or wild animals upon land

or the waters thereon, who desires to protect his or her land or waters over

which he or she has exclusive control, may maintain notices stating that:

(A) the

shooting, trapping, or taking of game or wild animals is prohibited or is by

permission only;

(B) fishing or

the taking of fish is prohibited or is by permission only;

(C) fishing,

hunting, trapping, and taking of wild animals and fish are prohibited or are by

permission only.


"Permission only signs" authorized under this section shall contain

the owner's name and a method by which to contact the property owner or a

person authorized to provide permission to hunt, fish, or trap on the property.

(b) Notices

prohibiting the taking of wild animals shall be erected upon or near the

boundaries of lands to be affected with notices at each corner and not over 400

feet apart along the boundaries thereof. Notices prohibiting the taking of fish

shall show the date that the waters were last stocked and shall be maintained

upon or near the shores of the waters not over 400 feet apart. Legible signs

must be maintained at all times and shall be dated each year. These signs shall

be of a standard size and design as the Commissioner shall specify.

(c) The owner or

person posting the lands shall record this posting annually in the town clerk's

office of the town in which the land is located. The recording form shall be

furnished by the Commissioner and shall be filled out in triplicate, one copy

to be retained by the town clerk, one copy to the Commissioner, and one copy to

be retained by the person having the right to post the lands. The forms shall

contain the information as to the approximate number of acres posted, location

in town, date of posting, and signature of person so posting the lands. The

town clerk shall file the record and it shall be open to public inspection. The

town clerk shall retain a fee of $5.00 for this recording.

(d) Land posted

as provided in subsection (b) of this section shall be enclosed land for the

purposes herein. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1967, No.

302 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 20, 1968; 1979, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 11;

2013, No. 78, § 20.)