It is in the interest of the courts, both civil and criminal, to adjudicate cases as soon as possible in order to ensure efficiency and integrity of the evidence. This is why states have statutes of limitations, which set time limits for soon a prospective plaintiff or state prosecutor must file a civil claim or criminal charges (respectively). Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the civil and criminal statutes of limitation under Vermont law. In this section, you will learn about the various time limits for different civil actions and crimes, in addition to details about how this time is "tolled." Click on a link below to learn more about Vermont's statutes of limitations.