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Buying A Vehicle

New Vehicles Used Vehicles

 Registering a new vehicle purchased from a Vermont dealer:

  • As a rule, the dealer takes care of all of the requirements.

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Registering a new vehicle purchased from an out-of-state dealer:

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the dealer:

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Registering a used vehicle purchased from a Vermont dealer:

  • As a rule, the dealer takes care of all of the requirements.

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Registering a used vehicle purchased from an out-of-state dealer:

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the dealer:

  • properly assigned title (Proper assignment requires all the owners listed on the title to sign as sellers in the assignment of ownership section on the back of the title and the new owner’s name must be entered on the “transferred to” line. Any liens listed on the title must be released.)
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Bill of Sale

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Registering a used vehicle purchased in a private sale:

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the person you purchased the vehicle from (the previous owner):

  • properly assigned title (Proper assignment requires all the owners listed on the title to sign as sellers in the assignment of ownership section on the back of the title and the new owner’s name must be entered on the “transferred to” line. Any liens listed on the title must be released.)
  • (if the title isn't a Vermont title) you will be required to get a VIN Verification
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Bill of Sale

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Registering used vehicle received as gift:

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the person who is giving you the vehicle (the previous owner):

  • properly assigned title (Proper assignment requires all the owners listed on the title to sign as sellers in the assignment of ownership section on the back of the title and the new owner’s name must be entered on the “transferred to” line. Any liens listed on the title must be released.)
  • (if the title isn't a Vermont title) you will be required to get a VIN Verification
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • completed Gift Tax Exemption form (PDF document 273.2KB)

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Registering new or used vehicle purchased outside the United States:

New Vehicle (never registered)

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the dealer:

  • MCO (Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin) with the legend that it meets the 50-states or CA emissions
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Bill of Sale
  • Note: no credit for taxes paid to other countries (only U.S. states and Canadian Jurisdictions)

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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New Vehicle (registered)

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the dealer:

  • the ownership document issued by the jurisdiction where the vehicle was registered
  • import paperwork (certifying that it meets the emission requirements for the US)
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Note: no credit for taxes paid to other countries (only U.S. states and Canadian Jurisdictions)

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Used Vehicle (not registered)

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the person selling you the vehicle (previous owner):

  • import paperwork (certifying that it meets the emission requirements for the US)
  • VIN Verification
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Bill of Sale
  • Note: no credit for taxes paid to other countries (only U.S. states and Canadian Jurisdictions)

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Used Vehicle (registered)

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the person selling you the vehicle (previous owner):

  • the ownership document issued by the jurisdiction where the vehicle was registered
  • import paperwork (certifying that it meets the emission requirements for the US)
  • VIN Verification
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement (PDF document 293.94KB)
  • Note: no credit for taxes paid to other countries (only U.S. states and Canadian Jurisdictions)

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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Registering vehicle(s) in Vermont, purchased & previously registered in another state:

You need to submit the following documents:

  • properly assigned title (Proper assignment requires all the owners listed on the title to sign as sellers in the assignment of ownership section on the back of the title and the new owner’s name must be entered on the “transferred to” line. Any liens listed on the title must be released.)
  • proof of tax paid
  • VIN Verification

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (PDF document 424.7KB) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.  Specific information about fees and supporting documents can be found in the Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application instructions (PDF document 334.3KB).

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