§4001. Definitions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/102/04001
Published: 2015

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The Vermont Statutes Online



Commerce and Trade






4001. Definitions

As used in this



"Contractor" means a person or entity which contracts with an owner

to perform work, or provide materials or machinery necessary to perform work on

real property.


"Work" means to build, alter, repair, or demolish any improvement on,

connected with, or on or beneath the surface of any real property, or to

excavate, clear, grade, fill, or landscape any real property or to construct

driveways, private roadways, highways and bridges, drilled wells, septic, sewage

systems, utilities, including trees and shrubbery, or to furnish materials, for

any of such purposes, or to perform any labor upon real property.

"Work" also includes any design or other professional or skilled

services rendered by architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape

architects, and construction managers.


"Owner" means a person or entity having an interest in real property

on which work is performed, if the person or entity has agreed to or requested

such work. "Owner" includes successors in interest of the owner and

agents of the owner acting within their authority. "Owner" shall also

include the State of Vermont and instrumentalities and subdivisions of the

State of Vermont including municipalities and school districts having an interest

in such real property.

(4) "Real

property" means real estate, including lands, leaseholds, tenements and

hereditaments, and improvements placed thereon.


"Construction contract" means any agreement, whether written or oral,

to perform work on any real property located within the State of Vermont.


"Subcontractor" means any person or entity which has contracted to

perform work, or provide materials or machinery necessary to perform work for a

contractor or another subcontractor in connection with a construction contract.


"Delivery" means receipt by addressee, including first class,

registered, or certified mail, hand delivered or transmitted by facsimile

machine. Mail, properly addressed, shall be deemed delivered three days from

the day it was sent.


"Billing period" means the period agreed to by the parties or, in the

absence of an agreement, the calendar month within which work is performed.

(Added 1991, No. 74, § 1 eff. Jan. 1, 1992; amended 1993, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.),

§ 1.)