Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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