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Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Vermont. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle. If you have brought an antique or custom-built vehicle into Vermont for a first time registration, or if you have custom-assembled a vehicle in the State, you will be referred to a DMV Montpelier Headquarters or a DMV Branch Office near you.
WHAT ARE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES?
- In Vermont, an antique vehicle is a Street Rod which is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured before 1949 or made to look like a vehicle of that time.
- The State defines a custom-built vehicle as a Kit Car designed similarly to an existing vehicle but having its own distinctive features. These vehicles are assembled or completely reconstructed using new or used parts or using manufacturer's kits.
HOW TO REGISTER AN ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLE
You will have to visit a DMV Montpelier Headquarters or a DMV Branch Office near you to register your antique or custom-built Vehicle. When registering a custom-built or antique vehicle, you will need to bring the following materials to the renewal office:
- A completed Vermont Registration Tax and Title Application, when obtaining a title for a new, custom-built vehicle. Make sure to download the instructions as they will tell you what sections to fill and what documents to bring along.
- The Certificate of Title or manufacturer's certificate of origin, for antique or custom vehicles that have already been titled.
- visual verification of the vehicle serial number..
- A completed Odometer Disclosure Statement.
- Bill of Sale if instructed by the application.
- An Inspection Report, certifying that the vehicle is safe to take on the road.
When registering an antique or custom-built vehicle, you will be required to pay the appropriate fees, which varies according to the medium of the vehicle's power. Check with the DMV Office on the exact amount to be paid and the accepted methods of payment.
RENEWING A CUSTOM-BUILT OR ANTIQUE VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Your custom-built or antique vehicle's registration will clearly indicate when it will expire. The process for renewing the registration on a custom or antique vehicle is the same as renewing the registration on a regular motor vehicle.