Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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 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.

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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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