Welcome to the Vermont DMV

DMV Office Move

Vermont License Types

  • Real ID: Required for flying on commercial aircraft or for access to certain federally controlled facilities (federal courts, federal buildings, nuclear power plants).

  • Privilege Card: Will be marked “Not for Federal Identification” to indicate card is not Real ID compliant.

  • Enhanced (EDL): U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced License/ID. Must be Vermont resident AND U.S. Citizen. An EDL is both Real ID and EDL.

Registration Plate Visibility Issues

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has commenced a public awareness campaign to address the issue of proper display and visibility of license plates. Partnering with DMV on this effort are inspection stations, car dealerships and law enforcement officers.

Safety Message

Safe Summer Travel Tips

Summer is here, and for many of us that means it’s time to hit the road for a fun family vacation trip. These tips can prevent a breakdown or crash from spoiling the fun:

Before You Go

  • Check for recalls on your vehicle by using the NHTSA search tool at www.safercar.gov.
  • Make sure your vehicle is up to date on routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotation.
  • Check tires (including the spare) for excessive or uneven tread wear and correct air pressure (when tires are cold, using the pressure listed on the car door frame, not the tires).
  • Inspect belts and hoses for secure connections or any signs of bulges, blisters, cracks or cuts.
  • Replace worn wiper blades.
  • When the car is cool, check coolant level and appearance, and see your mechanic if there are signs of rust, particles, sludge or oil in it.
  • Check fluid levels (oil, brake, transmission, power steering and windshield washer) and make sure there are no leaks.
  • Make sure all lights (headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, interior lights and trailer lights) are in working order and clean.
  • Check the air conditioning performance.
  • Clean windshield, windows and mirrors.
  • Even with all this preparation, the unexpected can happen, so be sure your emergency roadside kit is packed, with items like a first aid kit, flashlight, flares and a white flag, jumper cables, tire pressure gauge, tire jack, windshield wiper fluid, work gloves and spare clothes, basic tools, duct tape, paper towels or rags, water, snacks, medicines, maps, blankets, towels and coats. And don’t forget your cell phone and charger.