Vermont Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
In order to obtain a motorcycle driving license, you must complete a four-hour Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program (VMAP) training course. This training course not only helps you in obtaining a motorcycle learner permit, but also aids you in getting a motorcycle license endorsement.

For more information: VMAP Course Schedule

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Every person who rides a motorcycle is supposed to operate or ride a motorcycle wearing protective headgear of a type coordinated with the federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This standard requires using helmets while riding motorcycles in order to reduce deaths and injuries to motorcyclists and other motor vehicle users. More details can be found in the Vermont Motorcycle Manual.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
Residents of the state of Vermont with expiring vehicle registrations can renew vehicle registrations by following the directions on their renewal registration notice. It is important to take a look at all the steps you are required to complete before you renew vehicle registration with your local DMV office. In case your drivers license is suspended, your documentation is invalid, or you lack proof of insurance, you might have problems with the vehicle registration renewal. It is recommended for you to visit your local DMV office and go through the process of vehicle registration renewal.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
In the state of Vermont, when you apply for a duplicate drivers license because of an address changing, you fill out a form in which you need to write down your new address. If the address you write on the form is different from the address in the DMV records, then all your records will be updated with the new address. You are required by a Vermont law to notify the DMV within 30 days of any change in your address, so it is recommendable to update the DMV records in that period in order to avoid any problems.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
Keeping your car insurance from your previous state of residence depends on whether your auto insurance company is local in the state or nationally spread. Drivers with coverage from national car insurancecompanies can easily have their insurance transferred from their former state to Vermont. However, drivers with local insurance will be expected to get new car insurance company upon arrival in Vermont.
Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
No, the state of Vermont makes it mandatory for commercial drivers to visit in person a local DMV office for drivers license renewal. Before you head to the nearest DMV location, make sure to bring with you the required documentation and the proper form of payment with you for applicable fees.

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
Vermont residents who want a certified copy of their driving record can access the records online through the Vermont DMV website. This online access does not give you a certified driving record, because the online driving records are sent as PDF files. If you want to obtain a certified driving record, you must visit your local Vermont DMV office and make the request in person.

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
The state of Vermont does not allow taking the written drivers test online, so you must take it in person at your local DMV office. In order to avoid a long waiting or delay, schedule an appointment in advance. However, you can prepare yourself through the learners permit practice test.

For more information: Vermont DMV Practice Test

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
If you have obtained a Vermont CDL license for interstate commerce, you are authorized to drive a commercial vehicle from state to state. The only thing you need to have in mind is that you must follow the road rules and the DMV regulations of the locations through which you travel.

For more information: Vermont Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
Yes, you can have somebody else renew vehicle registration for you in the cases of renewing online or by mail. You only need to make a payment of the fee with your debit or credit card and sign the application. After that, the person who will renew your registration for you can continue with the vehicle registration renewal. Vehicle registration renewals done in person at a Vermont DMV office require your presence along with your valid drivers license.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Do boats need to be registered?
If you are a Vermont resident and you own and operate a boat or other vessel with a motor attached, you need to register your boat, unless you live outside of the state of Vermont and your boat is already registered in your home state. In order to register your boat, complete and submit the Motorboat Registration Application.

For more information: How to Register a Boat or Water Craft in Vermont

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
Yes, you need to possess a valid drivers license along with a required motorcycle learners permit in order to ride a scooter or moped. Scooters and mopeds are considered as motorcycles in the state of Vermont. When riding a moped or scooter, you must obey the same traffic regulations as all other motor vehicles on the road.

For more information: Motorcycle Endorsement

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
In the state of Vermont, the DMV does not dismiss your traffic ticket and it does not allow reducing of your driving record points if you complete a traffic school program. Completing this traffic course will only aid you in becoming a better operator of any vehicle and it will also reduce the chances of committing traffic violations and causing accidents.

For more information: Traffic/Driving Schools in Vermont

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Depending on the auto insurance company you have chosen in Vermont, your car insurance may or may not be transferred to a new state. If your car insurance company is widespread on national level, you can keep your insurance when moving to another state. However, if your car insurance company is local in Vermont and doesn’t have branches out of the state, you will have to notify your auto insurance company of your move and provide a new address.
Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
In the state of Vermont, there is no need to file a police report in order to request a drivers license replacement. However, when you go to your local DMV office to fill a form of replacement, you will have to mark the reason why you need a duplicate drivers license and then the state will immediately get the information on whether your license has been lost, stolen or damaged.

Even though there is no need to file a police report, you will still be under the threat of fraud or identity theft, so the Vermont DMV advises you to contact the police department and to file a report prior to applying for a replacement of your drivers license.

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
If you suppose that your Vermont vehicle registration was lost or stolen, you should immediately apply for a vehicle registration replacement at any Vermont DMV office. Moreover, you should contact your law enforcement agency to file a police report, which will notify the agency of the theft.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
In the case you move out of the state, you will have to register your vehicle in another state. Additionally, you must return your license plate to the Vermont DMV. In order to do that, you should send the license plate to the following address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: License Plates in Vermont

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
The future drivers in Vermont are required to complete a drivers ed if they want to obtain a Vermont driving permit. There are different requirements based on the age of the applicant:

  • If you are a Vermont resident between the age of 16 and 18, you must hold a learners permit for a minimum of one year and a State-approved drivers ed program, so that you could apply for a junior operator license.
  • If you are a Vermont resident under the age of 18, you must hold a learners permit for a minimum of six months and complete a State-approved drivers ed program in order to apply for a new license.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
In the state of Vermont, when you apply for a car title replacement you need to provide the needed documentation no matter if you apply in person at your local DMV office or through mail. If you possess a damaged car title, you must bring it along with the needed documentation in order to apply for a duplicate car title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
Yes, if your registration has been damaged, you will have to bring it to the nearest DMV office when you apply for a car registration replacement. Along with your damaged registration, bring the Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit form and the payment for the registration replacement fee.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
In the state of Vermont, a motorized scooter is considered to be the same as a motorcycle, so you need to go through the same process as of any vehicle registration. In order to register your motorized scooter, you need to complete a Registration, Tax, and Title Application for motor vehicles. After that, you should take your identification documents, the application and a Bill of sale to your local DMV office.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
In the state of Vermont, only certain vehicles mustundergo emission testing (including a smog inspection) including:

  • Vehicles from 1996 and newer (gasoline-powered)
  • Vehicles from 1997 and newer weighing 8,500 lbs. or under (diesel-powered)

Exhibition vehicles that date from 1940 are excluded from inspections only if the vehicle is in original manufacture condition.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
The Vermont laws require all residents who own and operate a motor vehicle in the state to have minimum liability auto insurance coverage, which includes: bodily injury liability, property damage liability, uninsured motorist bodily injury and uninsured motorist property damage insurance.

Drivers pulled over by a police officer and found without these minimum requirements will have an immediate license and registration suspension until the moment when they will show proof of minimum liability vehicle insurance.

For more information: Vermont Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
If you are a Vermont resident and a veteran of the US Armed Forces and you were honorably discharged, you can choose to have a Veteran s Indicator on your Non-Driver ID card. There is no additional fee for the veteran indicator, but all regular transaction fees will apply. In order to get this veteran indicator on your ID card, you must complete an Application for Veteran Designator so that you could prove your veteran status.

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont ID Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
The Vermont Driver’s Manual is available online as a PDF file on this link. Feel free to download a copy and study it thoroughly. If you don’t have online access or you have trouble finding it or downloading it, you can always go to the nearest Vermont DMV location and obtain a copy. Apart from the manual, you can use the Interactive Driver Tutorial to learn the road rules since it is the best way to master safe driving while you study for your Learner s permit test.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
The state of Vermont gives you different options of how to pay traffic ticket:

  • Online by visitingthe Vermont Courts Online website directly and providing your Vermont traffic ticket number, an e-mail address and a valid credit or debit card.
  • To pay a traffic ticket by mail, you will need to use a check or money order, and write your traffic ticket number on your payment. Then send your payment to the address:

Vermont Judicial Bureau PO Box 607 White River Jct., VT 05001

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

How can I renew my drivers license?
In order to renew drivers license in the state of Vermont, you can do that in one of these ways:

  • In person by visiting any of the DMV offices in person. Upon arrival, you must present the following documents:
    • A completed and signed renewal application
    • Two forms of identification
    • Renewal fee
    • Additional documentation in case of a name change
  • To renew your drivers license by mail, send the completed renewal application and the renewal fee to the following address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
If you are a Vermont resident, you can renew vehicle registration in one of the following ways:

  • By US mail, if you have two weeks until the expiration date of your vehicle registration, send the completed car registration renewal form and the payment to the following address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

  • Online by visiting the Vermont DMV Express website and have your credit or debit card ready so that you can pay online for the car registration renewal.
  • In person by visiting your local DMV office. Upon arrival, bring with you the registration renewal form with money to pay for the car registration renewal.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
Residents of Vermont who have a vehicle registration within the state and who plan to leave the state or to sell their vehicle to somebody who lives out of state, need to transfer their registration and vehicle title to the new state. Vehicle registrations differ from state to state, so the best thing for you to do would be to contact your local DMV office or the DMV in the other state where you plan to transfer your vehicle registration.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
In you want to drive a commercial motor vehicle, you need to apply for a commercial learner s permit or acommercial drivers license.In order to complete a CDL application, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet the requirements for a Vermont Driver s license
  2. Fill out a CDL application form and take it in person to the nearest DMV office
  3. Pay a $20 deposit for your license
  4. Pass the CDL knowledge exam at any of the DMV offices
  5. Pass a vision test
  6. Provide proof that you have attended a CDL education program for commercial motor vehicles
  7. Take a road test at your local DMV office
  8. Pay the needed license and endorsement fees

For more information: Vermont Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
If you are a Vermont resident and you need to obtain a disabled person parking placard or plates for your vehicle, you need to:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Information for Disabled Drivers in Vermont

How do I apply for a drivers license?
When you apply for a Vermont drivers license, you will need to visit one of the eleven DMV offices in the state of Vermont. Applicants must be at least 18 years old in order to apply. Upon arrival at your local DMV office, you must:

  • Present certain documentation, including:
    • Proof of identity
    • Proof of date of birth
    • Proof of a lawful status in the United States
    • Your Social Security Card with a valid Social Security number
    • Proof of Vermont Residency
  • Pass a written drivers test, after which you will have to pass a vision exam and a driving test
  • Submit a payment for the application fee depending on the category of drivers license that you apply for

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Vermont and License/Permit/ID fees in the State of Vermont

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
In order to get a learners permit in the state of Vermont, you must be at least 15 years old. To apply for a learning permit, visit one of the Vermont DMV offices and provide the following documents:

  • Two proofs of identification
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Proof of Vermont residency
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Payment for the $17 learner’s permit fee, the $30 written exam fee, and the $18 eye exam fee

Once you have provided all the aforementioned documents and passed all the required steps, you will obtain a learners permit with validity of one year, after which you will be able to apply for the Junior Operator License.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
If you want to apply for either a motorcycle permit or a motorcycle license, you must visit one of the nearest Vermont DMV offices. Before you can apply for a motorcycle license, you need to submit an application for a motorcycle learner permit for which you will need a standard drivers license. You must be at least 16 years old, own a junior operator license before applying and have a parent or legal guardian to sign your motorcycle learner permit application. After this you need to schedule a date for testing and pay the applicable fee in order to obtain a motorcycle license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Vermont

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
If you are a Vermont resident and you have recently had an address changing, you may be wondering how to changeaddress on your car insurance. You must notify the Vermont Department of Insurance about your official address change within 30 days. Apart from that, you should visit the Vermont Department of Insurance and fill out an application for addresschange request. However, in order to obtain more information about the process of changing your address on your car insurance, you should contact directly your car insurance provider and get familiar with all the details.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

How do I change my address on my car registration?
If you are a Vermont resident who wants to update their vehicle documents with an official address change, you need to apply for replacements. To replace your car registration, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit form. On the form you need to point out the type of document you need and the reason why you are filing a replacement request, in this case: for the purpose of making a correction in the documents.
  2. Submit it to one of the DMV offices
  3. Pay any applicable fee

This process must be done within 30 days of moving to a new address, in order to receive your renewal notice on time.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
If you are a Vermont resident who needs a commercial drivers license address change, you must visit one of the Vermont DMV offices in person and bring with you the following items:

  • An Application for Commercial License/Permit form
  • Proof of your Vermont residency
  • Proof of your identity and date of birth
  • Payment for the fee

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
If you are a Vermont resident who has moved to another address, you must notify the Vermont DMV within 30 days. However, have in mind that once you do this, the address changing will only update your DMV records. If you want your address to be written on your documents, you will need to apply for duplicates.

In order to have an official address change on your drivers license, you can do that using one of the following ways:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • DMV kiosk
  • In person at one of the DMV offices

If you need to change your address on your Commercial driver s license (CDL) or Enhanced driver s license, you must visit a DMV office in person.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

How do I change my address on my ID card?
If you want to know how to change address on identification card, you mustshow up in person at one of the Vermont DMV offices. When you get there, you will need to bring the following documents:

  • ID application form
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of identity and date of birth
  • Payment for the fee

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
If you are a Vermont resident and you have recently had a name changing, you may be wondering how to change your name legally on your car insurance. You must notify the Vermont Department of Insurance about your legal name change within 30 days. Apart from that, you should visit the Vermont Department of Insurance and fill out an application for name change. However, in order to obtain more information about the process of changing your name on your car insurance, you should contact directly your car insurance provider and get familiar with all the details.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
If you are a Vermont resident and you want to change name on car registration, you will need to change your name on the drivers licenses you possess. Once you have submitted a DMV name change on your drivers licenses, you need to visit in person your local DMV office and provide the following:

  • Proof of name change
  • A Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit form
  • Payment for the registration fee depending on your type of vehicle

While going through this process, you can also update your car title during the process of changing name on car registrations.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
If you live in the state of Vermont and you want to request a name change on your drivers license, the first and most important steps for you to take are:

Once you have done these things, you are prepared to update your Vermont drivers license. Since you must apply in person, it is recommendable that you prepare the needed documentation before visiting one of the DMV offices. An individual s name changing process requires one of the following:

  • Original or certified copy of a marriage license/certificate
  • Civil union certificate
  • Court order clearly stating your name

Apart from these documents, you also need to bring:

  • Application form depending on the type of drivers license you possess:
    • Regular driver’s license form: Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit
    • Enhanced driver s license/ID form: Enhanced License/ID Application
    • Commercial drivers license (CDL) form: Application for Commercial License/Permit
  • Payment for the fee
How do I change my name on my ID card?
If you live in the state of Vermont and you want to request a name change on your ID card, the first and most important things for you to do are:

Once you have done these things, you are prepared to update your Vermont ID card. Since you must apply in person, it is recommendable that you prepare the needed documentation before visiting one of the DMV offices. An individual s name changing process requires one of the following:

  • Original or certified copy of a marriage license/certificate
  • Civil union certificate
  • Court order clearly stating your name

Apart from these documents, you also need to bring:

  • Application form
  • Payment for the fee
  • Additional documents to prove your:
    • Identity and date of birth:
      • U.S. passport
      • U.S. birth certificate
    • Social Security Number (SSN):
      • Social Security Card
      • Pay stub showing your SSN
    • Vermont residency:
      • Utility bill
      • Rental insurance policy
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
If you are a Vermont resident and you wonder how to change your name legally, you should visit a local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. Before you visit a SSA office, visit the SSA website to find out the needed documentation for an official name change. Once you do that, print and complete an Application for Social Security, and visit a local SSA office to finish the process of name changing.
How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
Residents of Vermont who have proof that their driving record has been illegally accessed, can file a complaint against the offending party under the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act. Under this protection act, the individual whose DMV driving record is illegally accessed, can bring a lawful lawsuit against the offending party for invading their personal information and driving record. In order to file a complaint, you must first contact the Vermont Department of Public Safety at the following address:

Department of Public Safety 45 State Drive Waterbury, VT 05671

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
Residents of Vermont who have had their car registration stolen should immediately contact a local law enforcement agency to file a police report. The law enforcement officials will take your statement and will hand you a copy of the police report. It is recommended to take this police report to your local Vermont DMV office when applying for a car registration replacement, so that the DMV can have it on file.

For more information:How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
If you are a resident of Vermont with a stolen car title, you need to immediately contact your local law enforcement to file a police report for the stolen car title. Since the car titles present the ownership of the vehicle, you need to report any incident in order to avoid any argument about the ownership of the vehicle. As soon as you file the police report, bring a copy of it to your local Vermont DMV office when you apply for a duplicate car title, so that the DMV can have the police report on file.
How do I get a copy of my driving record?
In the state of Vermont, the DMV offers you the privilege to keep a driving record for every driver in the state. If you want to check your driving record immediately, you can do that electronically. Apart from an online overview of your driving record, you can also have your driving record mailed to your home, or you can simply go to the nearest DMV office and pick your driving record in person. To find out more, contact your local DMV office.

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
In the state of Vermont, you may be issued a duplicate identification card in case your original ID card has been lost, destroyed or stolen, or in case you have legal name change of official address change. In order to obtain a duplicate ID card, you will need to do the following:

  • Visit one of the DMV offices in person because you cannot apply online
  • Present two forms of identification with the application form
  • Pay a fee for the duplicate identification card

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a hardship license?
Vermont law does not provide a hardship license, so you won t be able to obtain one.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Vermont residents who are active-duty military members and stationed out-of-state, can replace drivers licenses through the mail. To do so, download and complete the application for Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit. This form includes both the physical address of the Vermont residents and the mailing address, which means that military members can write their out-of-state mailing address where they can get their replacement license without having a problem for being stationed outside of Vermont.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
The state of Vermont does not offer you the option to have your traffic ticket dismissed. You won’t be able to take a traffic course in order to remove demerit points or to erase a ticket from your driving record. Your only option to dispute the charges would be to fight your traffic ticket and to schedule a court hearing. For further information, consider consulting a traffic ticket attorney.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
The Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act allows only certain individuals and organizations to access a driver’s official driving record, including:

  • Government agencies.
  • Agents, employers, or contractors of a legitimate business.
  • Researchers for marketing, surveys or solicitations.
  • Insurance support organizations.
  • Licensed private investigative agencies.
  • Law enforcement of the State that holds the record.

In the state of Vermont, you can obtain someone else’s driving record only if you have a written authorization from the individual. If you are an organization, you can obtain driving records using one of the following ways:

  • Online by visiting the Vermont DMV website
  • In person or via mail, by following these steps:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
In the state of Vermont you can replace car registration either online or in person at your local DMV office. In order to obtain a duplicate car registration, you need to complete the Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit application and precisely indicate one of the following reasons for your replacement:

  • Lost car registration
  • Stolen car registration
  • Destroyed car registration
  • Car registration that needs correction

Along with the application, you should also bring payment for any required fees. You will receive a new car registration replacement certificate right away.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
If you have had your vehicle title lost, damaged, or stolen, you can apply for a duplicate car title in the state of Vermont. When visiting your local Vermont DMV office, you should bring with you a completed Duplicate Title Application form, signed by the owners. If you possess a damaged title, you must bring it with you to the DMV office in order to apply for a replacement. In case your title shows a lien holder, you must bring a letter of lien release or complete a Release of Lien form.

After having done this, you could go in person to your local DMV office, or send the documentation and the appropriate payment of the duplicate car title fee to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
If you are a Vermont resident who wants to obtain a duplicate drivers license, you can request a duplicate from the Vermont DMV in one of the following ways:

The Vermont DMV doesn t allow online applications for drivers license replacements.

If you want to obtain a duplicate commercial drivers license, you must apply in person at any of the Vermont DMV offices.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
If your vehicle is wrecked or damaged and it is uneconomical to repair it, the state of Vermont considers that vehicle as a salvaged vehicle. In the case that you want to obtain a salvaged car title for that kind of a vehicle, you need to bring the following to your local DMV office:

  • Completed Rebuilt/Salvage Title Application
  • The current title
  • A vehicle registration certificate as a proof of established ownership
  • Proof of vehicle identification number (VIN) verification
  • Payment for a salvaged car title fee of $33

After presenting all the necessary documentation, it will be indicated on the title that the vehicle is rebuilt salvage.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

How do I obtain car registration?
If you want to get vehicle registration for the first time in the state of Vermont, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide a proof of insurance of your vehicle
  2. Collect certain documents, including:
    • If you have bought a vehicle from a dealer, the dealer is supposed to send the documents to the closest Vermont DMV office. In other circumstances, you will have to collect the following documents:
  1. Visit your local DMV office in person, along with your completed forms

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
In the state of Vermont, there is no chance of reinstatement onceyou become a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO), committing the following major offences:

  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular assault
  • Driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI or DWI)
  • Driving a motor vehicle while your drivers license is suspended or revoked
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death
  • Reckless driving
  • Attempting to elude police

The state of Vermont will declare you a Habitual Traffic Offender if you make eight or more convictions based on moving violations within a five-year period.

Once your drivers license is being revoked, that means that the privilege to operate a motor vehicle is terminated and that the license shall not be a subject to renewal or reinstatement, except when a new license application is presented and acted upon by the commissioner.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
If you want to reinstate your drivers license suspension in Vermont, you must satisfy certain requirements after your suspension period has passed. A first-time offender will have their license suspended for six months. Second-time refusal results in 18 months drivers license suspension. Third and any subsequent refusal of submitting to a chemical alcohol test will result in a lifetime drivers license suspension. To reinstate suspended drivers license, you should visit your local Vermont DMV office.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
When the length of time of a drivers license suspension has passed, a Vermont operator of a motor vehicle can begin with the process of suspended drivers license reinstatement. In order to reinstate a suspended drivers license, you should do the following:

  • Pay the reinstatement fee of $71
  • Prove your financial responsibility (insurance) for three years
  • Complete a court-imposed treatment program
  • Pass driving exams

Mail your request for suspended drivers license reinstatement and the $71 reinstatement fee to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

Attention: Driver Improvement

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
In the state of Vermont, points are added to your driving record when you receive a traffic ticket for any violation committed. You should make sure not to commit any violations that will increase your number of demerit points above 10. You won’t be able to remove points from your drivers license, but the DMV advises you to take traffic course at a traffic school or join an alcohol treatment program in order to improve yourself as a better vehicle operator and to reduce the chances of committing traffic violations and causing accidents.

For more information: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Point System

How do I renew my driving permit?
A month before your license or permit expires, you will receive a mail to your address with a renewal application. Once you receive the mail, answer the questions on the form, sign the form and return the renewal application to the nearest DMV office. After this, you will receive another mail from the Department with an updated license or permit.

If, somehow, you fail to receive the mail, you can get a renewal application online or at a police station. After you fill out the form, mail it to the DMV office at 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05603-0001 along with the any applicable fees. More instructions can be found in the Vermont Driver’s Manual.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

How do I renew my ID card?
The Vermont DMV will send you mail with a renewal notice 30 days before the expiration of your ID card. Once you get the mail, you need to:

  • Complete the renewal form.
  • Send the renewal form back through mail along with a check or money order for $20.

If the photo on your ID card was taken before January 1, 2004 or the ID is without a photo, then you will have to renew ID card in person at one of the Vermont DMV offices.

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
If you are a military member and stationed elsewhere on active military service, you can apply for an extension of your Vermont drivers license up to four years after its expiration date. After your discharge, you will have a 30 day period to renew your drivers license.

In order to apply for an extension on your Vermont drivers license, you need to send the following documentation to the Vermont DMV:

  • A completed and signed Application for License/Permit
  • Proof of your identity and date of birth
  • Proof of your Vermont residency
  • Proof of a US lawful status
  • Your Social Security number (SSN)
  • Proof of the period as an active-duty military member
  • A copy of your discharge documents

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
In case there is a change in your medical status or interstate/intrastate status, you will need to renew your medical report for a commercial drivers license. In order to do that, you must visit a certified medical examiner for an appointment and update on your records.

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
In order to renew your motorcycle license in the state of Vermont, you will receive mail one month in advance to notify you of the expiration date of your license. Then, you can renewthe motorcycle license in the following ways:

  • By mail
  • In person

To renew your motorcycle license by mail, send the completed renewal application along with the renewal fee to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

To renew your motorcycle license in person, you must visit one of the DMV offices and bring with you:

  • The completed renewal application.
  • A drivers license form; in case you haven t received a renewal application by mail, you will have to complete a driver license form at the DMV office or online.
  • Two forms of identification:
    • Valid US passport
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Valid Permanent Resident Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Driver’s license or identification card
  • The renewal fee.
  • A documentation of a name change, in case your name has changed.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
Residents of the state of Vermont who are non-US citizens and who need to replace drivers license must provide full documentation as proof of identity at a local Vermont DMV office. This includes providing the following documents:

  • Two or more proofs of identity and date of birth:
    • Valid US passport
    • Previously issued Vermont license
    • Certified record of the applicant s birth, marriage, adoption or divorce (with English translation, if necessary)
  • Proof of Social Security number:
    • Social Security Card
    • Letter from the Social Security Administration indicating ineligibility to receive a Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Vermont residency:
    • Vehicle title or registration
    • Document issued by a financial institution, such as bank
    • Document issued by an insurance company or agent, such as an insurance card or bill
    • Document issued by an educational institution, such as a transcript, report card, or enrollment confirmation
    • Federal tax documents
    • State tax documents
    • Medical health records, receipts or bills

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
If you are a Vermont citizen and you have lost your drivers license outside of Vermont, you can apply for a drivers license replacement by mail only if your license or ID card has a photo taken after January 5, 2004.

If your photo reaches these standards, you should:

  • Download and complete the Application for Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit from the DMV website.
  • Obtain a check for the correct fee. Contact the Vermont DMV at (802) 828-2000 to confirm the amount of the fee, since fees often vary.
  • Obtain two photocopied forms of identification.
  • Send the application, the check and the photocopies of identification by mail to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

If your photo is older than January 5, 2004, you won t be able to replace your license by mail and you will have to contact the Vermont DMV at 802-828-2000.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
To transfer car titles between states, you need to visit a VT DMV andfollow the instructions below:

  • Bring proof of identity
  • Bring two proofs of residency
  • Provide the out-of-state car title, vehicle registration certificate and proof of tax paid at the time of the registration
  • Surrender your old car title for a car title of the new state

For more information: Vermont State-to-State Transfer of Title

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
If you have lost your original car title to your Vermont vehicle, you need to apply for a replacement at your local Vermont DMV office. Submit a Duplicate Title Application form and the proper payment for a duplicate title fee to your DMV office. After you obtain a car title replacement, you can begin with the process of a car title transfer.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

How do I transfer my car title?
In the state of Vermont, all residents must complete a car title transfer if the used vehicle is sold/purchased, gifted or transferred as a result of the owner’s death. To apply for acar title transfer,submit the following documentation:

Bear in mind that in the case of the vehicle owner’s death, the procedures and fees for car title transfer are similar to those outlined above, yet there may be needed additional documents.

Having collected all the needed documentation, you should bring and submit these documents along with the appropriate fee to your local Vermont DMV office or mail them to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
Since in the state of Vermont an RV (recreational vehicle) is considered and registered as a regular car, you can transfer the RV title following the same process as for a car title transfer. Collect the needed documentation as for a regular car title transfer and submit it to your local Vermont DMV office where you can get additional information on RV transfer of title.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
If you are a military member in the state of Vermont, the procedure of getting a motorcycle license will be the same as it is for any other individual. Applicants must visit one of their local DMV office with the proper documentation, along with payment for a license fee. You must provide:

  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof of Date of birth.
  • Proof of lawful status in the United States.
  • Proof of valid Social Security number.
  • Proof of Vermont residency.

In case you are on active duty, you will also need to provide proof of continuous active service and to submit a statement on Armed Forces letterhead, signed by a commissioned officer.

For more information: Military Benefits

How does the DMV check my vision?
Once you get to one of the Vermont DMV offices, an examiner will test your sight by using a vision-screening device. If the results show that you do not meet the standards of 20/40, an eye doctor of your choice and expense will be invoked. The eye doctor must be a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist who will determine whether any restrictions should be placed on your driving license.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
After you have held your learners permit for a minimum of oneear, completed a driver s ed course and completed the required driving hours, you can apply for a Junior Operator License. In order to do that, you need to have a clean driving record in the previous six months. Be aware of the fact that you need to be at least 18 years old in order to get a full, unrestricted drivers permit.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers inVermont

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
In the state of Vermont you can choose whether you want to apply for a car title replacement in person at your local Vermont DMV office, or online. Once your documents go through the process of approval and once it is stated that your vehicle has no loans and that you own the vehicle, the car title replacement will be mailed to you. If you fail to receive it, contact your local DMV office or go there in person.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
In the state of Vermont, if you refuse to take a chemical test, your drivers license will be suspended. The duration of your drivers license suspension varies based on the number of refusals you will make:

  • First refusal: mandatory suspension of six months
  • Secondary refusal: mandatory suspension of 18 months
  • Third or subsequent refusal: suspension for life (three years mandatory)

If you want to get more details, read thoroughly the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Laws for Vermont.

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
In order to find out how much time will be needed to get your ID card, contact one of the Vermont DMV offices. At the moment when you apply for an ID card, it is recommendable to speak to a customer service representative in person in order to gather more information about the length of time needed to obtain an ID card.

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
In the state of Vermont, points are added to your driving record when you receive a traffic ticket for any violation committed. You should make sure not to commit any violations that will increase your number of demerit points above 10. If you reach the limit of 10 demerit points, your drivers license will be suspended and you won’t be able to remove points.

For more information: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Point System

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
In the state of Vermont, if you commit any violation and receive a traffic ticket, you will have a certain amount of points added to your driving record. You should make sure not to commit any violations that will increase the number of points you recieve above 10. You won’t be able to remove points from your drivers license, but the DMV advises you to take atraffic course at a traffic school so that you could improve yourself as a better vehicle operator and to reduce the chances of committing traffic violations and causing accidents.

For more information: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Point System

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Vermont residents looking to request a name change on car registrations will need to go through a legal name change with the SSA before they submit name change for their drivers license. Once that process is done, you can request a name change on your car registration. The fee for a replacement car registration is different according to the type of vehicle you possess:

  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV): $5
  • Motorboat/Vessel: $2
  • Snowmobile: $5
  • All other vehicles: $15
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Residents of Alabama who have had an official name change must change name on car titles as well. In order to make a successful car title name change, you first need to submit a legal name change with the SSA. After that, submit a name change request with the Vermont DMV to receive a new drivers license. The fees for vehicle titles are as follows:

  • ATV’s, Motorboats, & Snowmobiles: $20
  • All other vehicles: $33
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
When following the steps to change name with the Vermont DMV, you will have to pay fees for the documents that will need to have an official name change on them, which include:

  • Replaced license/permit: $15-$17 depending on the type of license you replace
  • Replaced commercial license: $13
  • Replaced ID card (Non-Driver ID): $15

An individual who is currently on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD)is eligible for a reduced fee for a Non-Driver ID of $5.

How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
In the state of Vermont, the commercial drivers license expires on the fourth birthday from the date of issue. If you want your CDL license to expire on the second birthday from the date of issue, you can submit a request for that.

One month before your CDL license expires, you will receive a renewal notice in the mail. Once you answer all the questions on the notice and sign it, bring it in person to the closest DMV Office along with the renewal fee.

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
In the state of Vermont, you can renew drivers licenses in two or four years. The validation of your license expires on the date of your birthday, which depends on your age at the moment when the license was issued or last renewed.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
When a family member dies and leaves their car to you in the state of Vermont, you should schedule an appointment at the DMV office and follow these steps:

  1. Provide original previous Certificate of Title assigned to you by all parties on the title and bills of sale as necessary to show complete chain of ownership
  2. Provide a copy of the death certificate of the deceased family member
  3. Complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement if the vehicle is 10 years old or newer
  4. Provide a payment for car titling fee

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
If you are a Vermont resident and you approach your date for vehicle registration renewal, the DMV will send you by mail a renewal registration notice three weeks prior your expiration date. In case you don’t receive the renewal registration notice or you forget to renew vehicle registration before the expiration date, you can get ticketed if pulled over by a police officer. You may also need to submit a payment of additional fee if you renew vehicle registration after the month of expiration.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
Filing a police report prior to applying for a drivers license replacement is not a requirement in the state of Vermont. Thus, your replacement fee won t be waived. However, the Vermont DMV advises all drivers to file reports prior to applying for a drivers license replacement for the purpose of identity theft protection.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
The state of Vermont has laws that require all vehicle operators who have been in an accident to report all damages to the Vermont DMV. Also, if you are a Vermont resident and you have been through an accident, you must report all the damages to insurance companies as well. This will allow you to make claims for financial compensation.

Minimum insurance requirements in Vermont include the following:

  • Bodily injury liability insurance
  • Property damage liability insurance
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance

For more information: How To: Save on Vermont Auto Insurance

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
Vermont laws require all residents who own and operate a motor vehicle in the state to have minimum liability auto insurance coverage, which includes: bodily injury liability, property damage liability, uninsured motorist bodily injury and uninsured motorist property damage insurance.

If you are a driver who lives outside of the state for half the year but you still own and operate a motor vehicle in Vermont for the other half of the year, you are required to follow the Vermont laws for a minimum liability auto insurance coverage.

For more information: Vermont Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
Vermont residents who have lost their traffic ticket and paperwork for traffic ticket fines, should immediately contact the Vermont Judicial Bureau or the police department that issued the ticket and ask for a copy of all the paperwork. In order to be easier for them to locate your information, you should give them your Vermont drivers license number, your license plate number and your date of birth.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
Vermont residents who are out of state, can replace their lost ID cardsimply by applying for a replacement via mail. This can be done only if the DMV has a recent photo of the applicant on file. The replacement can be done by following these steps:

  1. Download and complete the Application for Non-Driver ID on the following link
  2. Pay a check or money order to the Department of Motor Vehicles
  3. Mail the application form with two photocopied forms of identification and the payment to:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
If your drivers license was suspended or confiscated at the time of your DUI/DWI arrest, you will need to apply for a reinstatement of your license at your local Vermont DMV office. You can submit this application only when the period of suspension or revocation has been finished.

After one year of having your license suspended, you will have to re-take all the driving tests, which include a vision test, knowledge test and road test. If you fail to reinstate your license, it will remain suspended.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
In the state of Vermont, the procedure for replacement of lost personalized plates is the same as for regular ones. To apply for a duplicate car registration by mail or in person at a Vermont DMV office, print and fill out a Special Plate Application, then submit it with the applicable duplicate car registration fees. The fees vary according to the type of personalized plates.

For more information: License Plates

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
In order to get a commercial drivers license, you:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Vermont Class D operator s License.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and operate a commercial vehicle within Vermont (intrastate commerce).
  • Must be at least 21 years old and operate a commercial motor vehicle between Vermont and another state (interstate commerce).
  • Must be 18 years old to obtain the Hazardous Materials Endorsement for intrastate commerce and 21 years old to obtain the Hazardous Materials Endorsement for interstate commerce.

For more information, download a copy of the Vermont CDL Manual or you can read it online on this link.

For more information: Vermont Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
In the state of Vermont, the residents do not have an age limit to renew driving licenses. The driverslicense renewal cycle for the state of Vermont is two or four years. In addition, licensing agencies have the authority to require a driver to undergo physical or cognitive exams or to retake the standard drivers license tests (vision, written or road), if they have doubts about the driver s abilities to drive. After reviewing a person’s fitness to drive, the licensing agency may renew, remove, or restrict the driving license.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
Residents of the state of Vermont might wonder where they should keep the car registration documents. The state of Vermont does not have specific requirements about where to keep car registration documents. However, it is recommended to keep the car registration documents either on you or even better, to keep them in your car.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
When you apply for a drivers license replacement, you need to fill an application for a Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit and write your mailing address on it. Your replacement license will be mailed to that specific address you have entered in the application.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
A Vermont drivers license is either valid for two or four years and expires on the holder’s birthday. The state of Vermont allows two different ways of renewing the drivers license:

  • In person
  • By mail

If it is your first renewal of the license, you are obliged to visit a DMV office in person and provide the needed documentation just like the first time you apply for a driving license.

For more information: Renewal of Driver Licenses, Permits & ID’s and How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
If you are a resident of the state of Vermont, you may begin the process of transfer car title through the Vermont DMV. Some of the reasons that require a car title transfer include the following:

  • Selling a used vehicle
  • Purchasing a used vehicle
  • Receiving a vehicle as a gift
  • Inheriting a vehicle following a family member s death

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
In the state of Vermont, there is a vast range of reasons why your license might become a suspended drivers license. Here are some of the most common violations that could result in a drivers license suspension:

  • Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Excessive moving violations
  • Failure to stop after an accident
  • Driving with a suspended drivers license or without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Other driving-related violations like reckless driving or abandoning your vehicle on a public highway
  • Physical or psychological disqualification
  • Non-driving reasons for drivers license suspension

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
When applying for a motorcycle license, you must be at least 16 years old. In case you are 16 or 17 years old, you must own a junior operator license in order to be able to apply for a motorcycle license. In addition to this, you need the signature of you parent or legal guardian on the application form in order to start the process of getting a motorcycle license.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
In the state of Vermont, you can get one of the five endorsements for commercial driving license, listed below:

  • Class H Hazardous Material
  • Class N Tank Vehicle
  • Class P Passenger-Carrying Vehicle
  • Class S School Bus
  • Class T Towing a Double or Triple Trailer

For more information: Vermont Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
If you drive with a suspended drivers license in the state of Vermont, you will only increase the length of your suspension and you might be put in prison for up to five years. The extent of the increased suspension is different according to the reason of the suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

What are the different types of driving records?
In the state of Vermont, there is one single driving record known as Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This driving record contains your driving history for a certain period of time. It includes the following information:

  • Suspensions
  • Violations
  • Driving status
  • Points
  • Fines
  • Violation codes
  • License classification
  • Endorsements

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
In the state of Vermont, the fees for an ID card differ according to the type of ID card you apply for. Fees include:

  • Standard ID card (Non Driver ID card): $20
    • For those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) there is a reduced fee of $10
  • Enhanced ID card (EID): $25
  • Duplicate ID card (including EID): $15
    • For those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) there is a reduced fee of $5

For more information: License/Permit/ID Fees

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
In the state of Vermont the fees for a duplicate drivers license vary according to the type of drivers license you need a duplicate for. Fees include:

  • Learner Permit: $17
  • (Junior) Operator License: $15
  • Commercial Driver License: $13

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
The driving restrictions in Vermont are different depending on the type of drivers license you hold. The restrictions for the learners permit are as follows:

  • A driver must drive the vehicle in the company of a licensed driver who must be 25 or older or a driver education instructor or your parent/guardian
  • The person must be seated in the front seat, next to the driver

The restrictions for the junior operator license include:

  • In the period of the first three months, you can carry passengers in the vehicle only if a supervising driver accompanies you.
  • During the second three months you may carry close family members with you.
  • After six months there are no restrictions as long as the passengers are wearing a seat belt.
  • It isn’t permitted to carry passengers for hire or to use a vehicle in the course of employment during the first year.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
When you apply for any commercial drivers license or you already hold one, you need to go througha valid CDL Medical Certification by a medical examiner and you must self-certify that you can operate in one of the following types of driving:

  • Non-excepted Interstate (NI)
  • Non-excepted Intrastate (NA)
  • Excepted Interstate (EI)
  • Excepted Intrastate (EA)

Additionally, you must self-certify whether or not you are subject to or exempt from the medical examination requirements.You can go into further details if you take a look at the Vermont CDL Manual.The Medical Certificate is valid for two years from the month when it is issued.

For more information: Licenses and Permits Commercial and Medical Examiner’s Certificate

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
If you are a Vermont resident, the most common reasons for which you would need to apply for avehicle registration replacement, include:

  • Your registration card or license plates/stickers are lost
  • Your registration card or license plates/stickers are stolen
  • Your registration card or license plates/stickers are damaged
  • Your registration card or license plates/stickers need a correction

In each of these situations, you will need a vehicle registration replacement and you can do that in your local Vermont DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
If you have a learner’s permit and you get a traffic ticket fine in the state of Vermont, you won’t be able to get a drivers license in the expected time. Drivers with a learner’s permit who violate the driving rules could lose their driving privileges as a penalty of getting a traffic ticket.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
Vermont drivers who have been found driving above the legal alcohol limit will be assessed a DUI/DWI citation. The penalties of being convicted of DUI/DWI include a license suspension, jail time and fines, which vary according to the nature of the offense:

  • First offense:
    • 90 days license suspension
    • Two years jail time
    • A fine of $750
  • Second offense:
    • 18 months license suspension
    • Two years jail time
    • A fine of $1500
  • Third and subsequent offense:
    • A life-time license suspension
    • Five years jail time
    • A fine of $2500

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
Any Vermont citizen who has a suspended driving license needs to pay a fee in order to start with the process of reinstating suspended drivers license. The reinstatement fee for the state of Vermont is $71 and the certified copy reinstatement notice costs $6.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
In the state of Vermont, there are number of factors which determine the vehicle registration fees. The fees vary according to:

  • The type of the vehicle.
  • The length of registration:
    • One-year registration
    • Two-year registration
  • The type of fuel it uses:
    • Gas
    • Diesel
    • Other
  • The requirement you make for specialized license plates

Listed below are some of the fees for the vehicles:

  • Autos, Jitneys, Motorhomes, Off-Highway Tractors, School Busses, Special Military Services, Street Rods and Trucks (up to 6,099 lbs.), pay the following fees according to the type of fuel they use:
    • Gas: $70 for one-year registration and $129 for two-year registration
    • Diesel: $27 for one-year registration and $50 for two-year registration
    • Other fuel: $122 for one-year registration and $225 for two-year registration
  • Antique and Exhibition vehicles pay the following fees according to the duration of registration:
    • One-year registration: $16 for gas and diesel
    • Two-year registration: $32 for gas and diesel

For more details about other types of vehicles and fees, go through the Vermont Registration, Tax & Title Application.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
In the state of Vermont, residents need to pay a required fee in order to get a car title replacement. When you go to your local Vermont DMV office, you need to pay a fee of:

  • $20 for ATV’s, Motorboats, & Snowmobiles.
  • $33 for all other vehicles.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
If you want to replace your registration in the state of Vermont, you will have to pay a registration replacement fee, which differs according to the type of vehicle you are getting a registration replacement for. The applicable fees are as follows:

  • ATV: $5
  • Motorboat/Vessel: $2
  • Snowmobile: $5
  • Other vehicles: $15

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
In the state of Vermont, there are number of factors which determine the vehicle registration renewal fees. The fees vary according to the length of registration:

  • One year registration:
    • Autos, Jitneys, Motorhomes, Off-Highway Tractors, School Buses, Special Military Services, Street Rods and Trucks (up to 6,099 lbs.), pay the following registration renewal fees according to the type of fuel they use:
  • Gas: $70
  • Diesel: $27
  • Other fuel: $122
    • Antique and Exhibition vehicles pay $16 fee for gas and for diesel
  • Two year registration:
    • Autos, Jitneys, Motorhomes, Off-Highway Tractors, School Buses, Special Military Services, Street Rods and Trucks (up to 6,099 lbs.), pay the following registration renewal fees according to the type of fuel they use:
  • Gas: $129
  • Diesel: $50
  • Other fuel: $225
    • Antique and Exhibition vehicles pay $32 fee for gas and for diesel

For more details about other types of vehicles and fees, go through the Vermont Registration, Tax & Title Application.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
In the state of Vermont, the operators of three-wheel motorcycle are required to take the following examinations:

  • Motorcycle learner s permit examination
  • Motorcycle skills test

When the operators of three-wheel motorcycles pass these tests, they will receive the motorcycle endorsement (M) along with a restriction card. This card will restrict them only to operate three-wheeled motorcycles.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Vermont

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
Vermont law does not provide a hardship license, thus there are no suspensions eligible for a hardship license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
When you apply for a drivers license, you will go through the process of taking three exams: a vision test, a written drivers test and a road test. The driving test is the last exam in the process of obtaining a drivers license, so you cannot get your license if you fail the exam. In the event that you fail the driving test, you will have to wait at least one week before you can retake it. Once you pass all the exams, you will be able to acquire your drivers license.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
When applying for a drivers permit, the resident needs to present the following documents:

  • Two proofs of identification:
    • Valid US passport
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Valid Permanent Resident Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Driver’s license or identification card
  • Proof of possessing a lawful status in the United States
    • Undocumented Residents may obtain three different types of cards: Driver s Privilege Card, Learner s Privilege Card or Non-Driver ID. The ID and Residency Requirements for these cards can be found at this link
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Two pieces of mail with current name and residential address to prove a Vermont residency, or two of the following documents:
    • Utility bill with a service address
    • Property tax bill with physical location
    • Lease or Landlord statement
    • Vermont EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card or Vermont AIM (Advanced Information Management) identification card
    • Homeowners/Renters insurance (policy/proof of claim)

Apart from all this documentation, it is recommendable for the applicant to bring money in order to pay the learner’s permit fee of $17 and the written exam fee of $30.

In case you are under 18 years old, you will need to have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission who will have to sign the application before taking the tests.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont and Required Identity Documents for Vermont Residents

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
When applying for a motorcycle license, you will need to present the following documents:

  • Proof of identification:
    • Valid US passport
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Valid Permanent Resident Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Driver’s license or identification card
  • Proof of possessing a lawful status in the United States:
    • US residents may establish lawful status in the United States through the documents required for proof of identity and date of birth
    • Undocumented Residents may obtain three different types of cards: Driver s Privilege Card, Learner s Privilege Card or Non-Driver ID. The ID and Residency Requirements for these cards can be found at this link
  • Your Social Security card with a valid social security number (SSN)
    • Proof of Vermont residency and current residential address

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Vermont and Required Identity Documents

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
The state of Vermont requires the following documents when applying for a drivers license:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Proof of a lawful status in the United States
  • Your Social Security card with a valid Social Security number
  • Proof of a Vermont residency and current residential address

If you are a Visiting Citizen of a foreign country, you will need a proof, which shows that you have an authorized stay with duration of at least 30 days remaining.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Vermont

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
When you apply for a car title replacement, no matter if it is in person at your local Vermont DMV office or by mail, you need to present the following documentation:

  • Complete a Duplicate Title Application form, signed by the owners
  • Bring the original title in case it has been damaged
  • Complete a Release of Lien form, if your title shows a lien holder. The other option is to bring a letter of lien release if you fail to complete the form.
  • Payment for the car title replacement fee: $20 for ATV’s, Motorboats, & Snowmobiles or $33 for all other vehicles

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
If you are a Vermont resident, you will need to present two pieces of mail to one of the DMV offices in the state. Those two pieces of mail need to clearly show your current name and residential address in order to prove your Vermont residency. If you fail to present two pieces of mail, you must provide two of the following documents:

  • Utility bill with a service address
  • Property tax bill with physical location
  • Lease or Landlord statement
  • Vermont EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card or Vermont AIM (Advanced Information Management) identification card
  • Homeowners/Renters insurance (policy/proof of claim)

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
If you are a non-United States citizen, you need to present the following documentation:

  • Proof of immigration status:
    • Form I-551 (Lawful Permanent Resident Card, Machine Readable Immigrant Visa) with your unexpired foreign passport
    • I-766 (Employment Authorization Document, EAD, work permit)
    • I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) or admission stamp in the unexpired foreign passport
  • Proof of work eligibility:
    • Non-citizens need permission to work from DHS
    • Foreign workers need to show their:
  • I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) or admission stamp in the unexpired foreign passport
  • I-766 (Employment Authorization Document, EAD, work permit) from DHS
  • Proof of age:
    • Your foreign birth certificate
    • Passport
  • Proof of identity:
    • I-551 Permanent Resident Card
    • I-94 Arrival/Departure Record with unexpired foreign passport or admission stamp in the unexpired foreign passport
    • I-766 Employment Authorization Document

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
In the state of Vermont, if you have your car registration lost, stolen, damaged or if it needs correction, you will need to provide the following documents in order to receive an immediatecar registration replacement:

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
When getting car registration for the first time in the state of Vermont, you need to present the following documents to the nearest DMV office:

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Vermont

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
If you are a Vermont resident and you want a car registration renewal, you will need to present the following documents to your local DMV office:

  • Car registration renewal form
  • Appropriate payment for the renewal

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
If you want to obtain a drivers license renewal, you must provide submit the following documents to a VT DMV:

  • A completed Application for License/Permit
  • One proof of identity:
    • Original or certified copy of your US Birth Certificate
    • US passport
  • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence in the United States
  • Your Social Security card or other proof of full SSN
  • Two proofs of your Vermont residential address:
    • Mail that includes your name and address
    • Utility bills
    • Rental agreements
  • Payment for the renewal fee

You will need additional documentation in case:

  • You have had a legal name change
  • You are a non-citizen and you need to prove your lawful presence in the United States

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
Residents of the state of Vermont need to collect the following documentation for a car title transfer:

  • Original previous Certificate of Title assigned to you by all parties on the title and Bills of Sale as necessary to show complete chain of ownership, having in mind that all liens must be released
  • Death Certificate and/or probate papers in the case when one or more previous owners are deceased
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement if the vehicle is nine years old or newer
  • Payment for the required fee

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
If you are a Vermont driver whose drivers license has been stolen, lost or mutilated and you seek a drivers license replacement, you need to present the following documentation to your local DMV office:

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
If you want to obtain a motorcycle license, you must make an appointment at your nearest DMV office in order to schedule an examination and it is obligatory to pass the following exams:

  • Knowledge exam
  • Off-road skills test

If you want to get into more details about the exams, go through the Vermont Motorcycle Manual.

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
Any resident of the state of Vermont who wants to submit an application for a duplicate car title to the DMV office, needs to fill out the following forms:

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
If you have a Vermont commercial driver’s license (CDL), you might have to face very strict fines and penalties that come with getting a traffic ticket. If the state of Vermont decides to suspend your driving privileges because of violating the traffic laws, you will lose the privilege to operate a commercial vehicle. Don’t forget that no matter what type of commercial vehicle you drive, you have the obligation to notify your employer about your traffic violation within 30 days.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
In the state of Vermont, if you are convicted of the DUI charge, your commercial driving license will be suspended for a period of between 90 days and for a lifetime, depending on your DUI history. This is an administrative action taken apart from any criminal charges and penalties decided by the court. You need to immediately contact one of the automotive Vermont Lawyers who will provide you with the necessary assistance to solve your problem.

For more information:DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
In case that your lost or stolen car title is located, keep both the lost or stolen car title and the duplicate car title together and bring them to your local Vermont DMV office in order to prove a car ownership.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

What information does a driving record contain?
Your Vermont motor vehicle record (MVR) or simply known as driving record contains the following information:

  • Suspensions
  • Violations
  • Driving status
  • Points
  • Fines
  • Violation codes
  • License classification
  • Endorsements

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

What is an ID card?
An ID card is a government-issued document for non-drivers, mainly used for identity purposes.The standard Vermont identification cards contain information such as the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your residential address
  • Your date of birth
  • Your gender
  • Your ID card number
  • Your physical description
  • Your photograph
  • Any restrictions
  • Date of issuance
  • Expiration date
  • Your signature

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
In the state of Vermont, the cost of DUI depends on how many times you have committed an offense. Costs include:

  • First offense: $750
  • Second offense: $1500
  • Third and any subsequent offense: $2500

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
Vermont residents who have received traffic ticket fines will have to pay the fine, which varies based on the offense committed. Traffic ticket prices are written on the traffic ticket paperwork that you receive which gives you instructions on how to pay traffic tickets in the state of Vermont.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

What is the cost to get a driver record?
If you are a Vermont resident and you want to check your driving record, you can do so online, by mail or in person at your local DMV office. When you apply for a certified copy of your driving record, you can choose whether to obtain a three-year driving record or a complete driving record. The cost of the certified copy of a three-year driving record is $13. The cost of the complete driving record is $16.

For more information: Your Vermont Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
In the state of Vermont any driver with a commercial drivers license might face a DUI/DWIpenalty, which varies depending on the offense. The first-time offense results in a one-yeardisqualification. The second offense results in a lifetime disqualification. Any subsequent offense might only cause a lifetime loss of license. The driver of a commercial vehicle can reinstate the commercial drivers license after 10 years.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
Minors in the state of Vermont are faced with stricter DUI restrictions and penalties than drivers aged 21 and older. Drivers under 21 have a legal alcohol limit of 0.02 percent BAC. Minors with alcohol above the legal limit in their bloodstream will be immediately convicted of DUI. Moreover, the same penalties that drivers over 21 face will also apply to minors when they are under a DUI conviction.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
In Vermont, it is illegal to operate a vehicle if it is not covered by a minimum of liability car insurance. The minimum vehicle coverage in Vermont includes:

  • Bodily injury liability insurance:
    • Injury or death of one person: $25,000
    • Total injury or death if multiple people are hurt: $50,000
  • Property damage liability insurance: $10,000
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance:
    • Bodily injury to one person: $50,000
    • Total injury if multiple people are injured/killed: $100,000
  • Uninsured Motorist Property Damage Insurance: $10,000

For more information: How To: Save on Vermont Auto Insurance

What is the passing score for a written test?
Before taking the written drivers test, remember that there will be 20 questions out of which you have to answer 16 questions correctly in order to pass the exam. In case you don’t pass the test, you must wait for 24 hours to take the exam again.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers inVermont

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
Since in the state of Vermont both a scooter and a motorcycle are considered and registered as a regular car, you can transfer the scooter/motorcycle title following the same process as for a car title transfer. Collect the needed documentation as for a regular car title transfer and submit it to your local Vermont DMV office where you can get additional information on RV transfer of title.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

What languages is the written test available in?
The written drivers test can be taken only in English. If you have problems with understanding or reading English, you are permitted to use a dictionary and have the assistance of the examiner. You may also bring your own interpreter as long as that person has a valid driver’s license from a U.S. State.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
In the state of Vermont, any driver convicted of DUI/DWI has a suspended or revoked license. If your drivers license has been revoked or suspended, then you will need to apply for a reinstatement at your local DMV office. In order to get a suspended drivers license reinstatement, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Pass the vision, written and on-road exams
  2. Get SR-22 insurance for three years in order to have a proof of financial responsibility
  3. Complete a Drinking Driver Rehabilitation Program
  4. Pay a reinstatement fee

You can bring these documents in person at your local DMV office, or send them to the following address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Residents of Vermont who have the wrong address on their license, registration or ID cards may face fines because the Vermont law requires every official address change to be reported to the Vermont DMV within 30 days of the address changing. Residents who seek a detailed address change checklist, may find it on the Vermont DMV website.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
Drivers in the state of Vermont have a 14-day grace period during which their expired drivers licenses are still valid. If you want to avoid paying fees and confronting penalties for driving with an expired drivers license, you must renew driving license during this grace period. After this period you cannot legally drive in the state. In addition, if your license has been expired for more than three years, you will have to pass the vision, road and written tests again.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
Vermont laws require all licensed drivers to carry proof of car insurance in their vehicle and show it to a police officer if pulled over. Driving without a car insurance in Vermont will bring you a fine of $100 for a first offense, will add two demerit points on your driving record and you will have to provide a proof of SR-22 insurance form on file at the Vermont DMV. Having no proof of car insurance might also result in license suspension. You need to obtain a form of proof of insurance from your auto insurance company, which normally is issued as a car insurance ID card.

For more information: Vermont Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
Residents of the state of Vermont that approach their car registration expiration date, can renew car registrations by mail, online or in person at local DMV office. After submitting an application for a car registration renewal, you should receive new car registration stickers. If you have not received your new car registration stickers within two weeks of application, feel free to contact the Vermont DMV at 866-259-5368.

For more information: How to Obtain a Registration Sticker/License Plates in Vermont

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
After applying for a drivers license renewal in the state of Vermont, you will receive the renewed drivers license by mail. If you do not receive your renewed drivers license, you are suggested to schedule an appointment at your local DMV office to inquire about the whereabouts of your renewed drivers license.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
If you are applying for a Vermont Learners Permit, the state will require you to complete the following three exams:

  • Written knowledge exam
  • Vision exam
  • Driving exam

Firstly, you must take a written drivers test and pass a vision exam. When you pass these exams, you can move on to taking the driving test. Once all of these steps have been successfully completed, you can obtain a learners permit.In order to aid you in studying before taking the required exams, you can take some practice tests or go through the Driver’s Handbook.

For more information: Learner s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Vermont

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
If you want to obtain a commercial drivers license in the state of Vermont, you are required to pass several different exams, including:

  • Knowledge test
  • Skills test
  • On-road test

If you need more information about each of these tests, it is good for you to read the Vermont CDL Manual thoroughly.

For more information: Vermont Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
In order to obtain a drivers license, you will need to pass three different tests:

  • Vision test
  • Written knowledge test
  • Road test

The vision test is about finding out how well your sight is developed and whether it reaches the required standards. Then, you will be required to take the written drivers test. After passing these two exams, you must pass the road skills exam. If you need further information about the tests you need to take, go through the Vermont Driver’s Manual.

Before taking these tests, you must make an appointment by calling 802.828.2000.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
In Vermont, all motor vehicle operators are required to have a minimum of liability car insurance. Required car insurance includes:

  • Bodily injury liability insurance
  • Property damage liability insurance
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance
  • Uninsured motorist property damage insurance

For more information: How To: Save on Vermont Auto Insurance

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
There are several types of drivers licenses in the state of Vermont:

  • Learner’s Permit
  • Driver’s License
  • Junior Driver’s License
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • CDL Instructional Permit
  • Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)

The first three aforementioned licenses are types of noncommercial licenses. These licenses have some requirements, which include:

  • If you are under 18 years old, you will need the Learner’s Permit.
  • If you are 18 or older, you should pass the required examination and then you will be eligible to apply for a drivers license. This license allows you to drive any noncommercial vehicle except a motorcycle or a school bus. The Vermont Driver’s Manual will provide you with further information about the type of license you might need.
What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
Vermont operators who decide to operate a motor vehicle without getting car insurance might be subject to penalties of minimum liability coverage laws. The state does not require you to bring a proof of car insurance to the DMV. However, if a police officer pulls you over and you fail to show proof of car insurance, your drivers license and car registration will be suspended. In order to avoid all this, you need to obtain a form of proof of insurance from your auto insurance company, which normally is issued as a car insurance ID card.

For more information: How To: Save on Vermont Auto Insurance

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
A Vermont citizen who operates a motor vehicle might get a drivers license suspension or revocation for a specific time. The length of time of the suspension depends on the operator s driving record and history and also on the violations. It also depends on the number of demerit points you have received during two years. If the amount of demerit points is higher, then the period of your suspension will be longer. You can reinstate revoked drivers license when the suspension period is over.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

When does my car registration expire?
In the state of Vermont, there are two types of car registrations:

  • One-year registration
  • Two-year registration

These two types of car registrations imply that your car registration expires either after one year or two years since the day when you had your car registered.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

When does my ID card expire?
Your Vermont ID card is valid for four years and on the day of your birthday it becomes expired ID card. The Vermont DMV will send you a renewal notice 30 days before the expiration date. Then, you will need to renew your ID card in person at any local DMV office or by mail.

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
The state of Vermont requires you to inform the Vermont DMV office of your address changing in a maximum of one month after moving to another place. Have in mind that once you do this, the address changing will only update your DMV records. If you want your address to be written on all of your documents, you will need to apply for duplicates.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Vermont

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
In the state of Vermont, the Bill of Sale document is required when you are in process of applying for a car title transfer. This document is necessary for showing a complete chain of ownership of the vehicle or showing how the sellers assign, sell or transfer the ownership of the vehicle to the buyer. It also implies that all liens must be released.

For more information:Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Vermont

When will I need to renew my license?
If you are a Vermont resident, your drivers license is valid for either two or four years with expiration date on your birthday, depending on your age when the license was issued or last renewed. You are required to go through a drivers license renewal in that period.

About a month before the expiration, the Vermont DMV will send you a renewal application in order to remind you of the expiration date. In case you forget to go through the process of a drivers license renewal, you will have a grace period of 14 days, after which your driving privileges will expire and driving in Vermont will be illegal.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
The fastest way to obtain a drivers license replacement is by going to a DMV office in person. By visiting a VT DMV in person, you will receive adrivers license replacement immediately. If you are not in a hurry and you can wait for your license to arrive in the mail, you cancontact the Vermont DMV at 802-828-2000 to find out when you can expect to receive your Vermont drivers license replacement. You can check their working hours on the DMV website.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Vermont Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
The state of Vermont and the Vermont DMV offer you an outlook of your Driving Record online. You can check not only whether your license is suspended, but also your demerit points, your fines, your personal violations, etc. Another way to check your drivers license suspension is to have your driving record mailed to you by the Vermont DMV or you can show up personally at your local DMV office asking for a report on your driving record.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Vermont

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
All Vermont residents who have to face the problem of lost, damaged or stolen car registration, can apply for a duplicate car registration either by mail, online or in person at any Vermont DMV office. When you visit your local DMV office, you should bring with you the completed application for Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit. In case you need a tax county collector s office, you can find it:

  • By contacting your local Vermont DMV office
  • By visiting your state Department of Taxes at the following address:

VT Department of Taxes 133 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633-1401

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
An ignition interlock device (IID) is a device connected to the vehicle and requires the driver to breathe into it before starting the device. This ignition interlock device detects the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of the driver and if the concentration is above the legal alcohol limit, then the engine will not start.

If you want to go into further details about the ignition interlock device (IID), read the Vermont Ignition Interlock Program – Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
In the state of Vermont, residents who have received traffic ticket fines can pay them online, by mail, or in person at their local Vermont DMV office. To find out whether you may access your traffic ticket fines information online, you have to check for instructions in the received paperwork. If you have trouble understanding those instructions, feel free to contact your local Vermont DMV office.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Vermont

Where can I get a new drivers license?
After passing all the exams, you will need to fill out the necessary documents and pay the fees in order to get a license and drive. Your new drivers license can be obtained at any of the eleven DMV offices in the state of Vermont. Making an appointment at the Vermont DMV is not mandatory but it is recommendable if you want to finish your process much faster.

For more information: How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Vermont

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
Once you collect all the needed documentation and payment of the car title replacement fee, you can present it to your local Vermont DMV office. You can also mail your request for a car title replacement along with the appropriate fee to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

Where can I obtain an ID card?
The Vermont DMV offices issue ID cards to US residents who don t have a valid ID card, instructions permit or a driver license from the State. The ID card is used to prove your identity, age and residence in the US. It is valid for four years with an expiration date on your birthday.

For more information: How to Apply for a Vermont Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
All Vermont residents are required to have vehicle insurance on all motor vehicles registered in the state. If you want to drive your vehicle, you must insure it no matter what type of vehicle it is. Keep in mind that it is illegal to operate a vehicle that is not covered by a minimum of liability insurance in Vermont.

The car insurance minimum includes the following:

  • Bodily injury liability insurance
  • Property damage liability insurance
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance
  • Uninsured motorist property damage insurance

For more information: How To: Save on Vermont Auto Insurance

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian is the one who must sign for your permit or license. He or she will be required to provide one of the residency documents and to show proof of identity, such as:

  • Valid US passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Valid Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Driver’s license or identification card

For more information: Required Identity Documents for Vermont Residents

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
If you are a Vermont resident and you have obtained a copy of your driving record, you should check it into detail in order to make sure that all the information is accurate. If you believe that a recent traffic ticket or any other information is missing from your driving record, please contact your local Vermont DVM office in order to notify them. Your request for a revision of your driving record may be sent to the address:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

For more information: Traffic Violations in Vermont

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
No, when you renew drivers license in the state of Vermont you are not required to take a vision test. Only in the case when your drivers license is expired for more than three years, you have to pass a vision test again along with the road and written exams.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
The state of Vermont mails out renewal applications reminding the residents that they must renew licenses. These reminders are sent one month prior to the expiration date of the drivers license. The drivers must preserve the deadline for renewing drivers licenses and visit a local DMV office, or visit the Vermont DMV website in order to renew their license.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Vermont

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
Violating the driving laws of the state of Vermont results in a suspension of your driving privilege. Points are added to your driving record when you receive a traffic ticket for any violation committed. When you reach 10 demerit points or more, you will have your license suspended. The higher the number of demerit points is, the longer the period of suspension will be.

For more information: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Point System

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
Drivers in the state of Vermont who are facing a DUI/DWI conviction also face a list of penalties that include: license suspensions, jail time, fines and restrictions on driving. Moreover, some drivers might be required to attend alcohol treatment programs, like the Drinking Driver Rehabilitation Program in order to have their alcohol awareness increased.

Since your drivers license is suspended, the state of Vermont may require you to go through an alcohol screening, an alcohol and driving education program, and an alcohol therapy program at your expense. Failing to do one of the aforementioned programs for alcohol awareness will prevent you from having a suspended drivers license reinstatement.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Vermont

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Yes, if you want to apply for a car registration replacement you need to fill out an application form for a Duplicate/Corrected Registration/License or Learner Permit. In this form, you need to point out the reason why you apply for car registration replacement, like whether your car registration has been lost, stolen, destroyed or it needs correction.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
In the state of Vermont there is no need to present a proof of insurance when getting a duplicate car title. You only need to present two types of forms and the payment for the required fee and your process of getting a car title replacement can be initiated.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Vermont

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
If you live in the state of Vermont and you approach your date for vehicle registration renewal, the DMV will send you a renewal registration notice by mail three weeks prior to your expiration date. This notice informs the vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration. After receiving this notice, you can go through the process of car registration renewal online, by mail or in person at one of the DMV offices.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
As a Vermont resident, you can choose whether your vehicle registration will last for one or two years. The expiration date of your vehicle registration might fall around your birthday month, but it can also vary. Thus, the best solution for you would be to take note of the month of your expiration date in case you don’t receive a renewal registration notice from the DMV.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont