If you live in Vermont and plan to drive in Vermont, you must obtain a Vermont Driver's License. A person who has moved into the state from another jurisdiction with a valid license from that state shall obtain a VT license within 60 days of moving into the state. In accordance with state and federal law, any person holding a commercial driver license from another state must transfer their commercial driver license within 30 days of establishing residency in Vermont. The act of licensing makes driving a privilege, and holding a license requires that you drive within the limits of the law and also treat all users of the highway, including bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians with courtesy and consideration. Your influence on the lives of others is greatly expanded, as is your responsibility when you get into the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.
In order to apply for a Vermont Driver’s License you will need proof that you are a Vermont Resident or are a Visiting Citizen of a Foreign Country with an authorized duration of stay with at least 30 days remaining.
Each applicant for an original Driver’s License is required to show documented proof of identity, date of birth, lawful status in the US, Social Security Number, Vermont residency and current residential address.
Who can get a Driver’s License?
- A Driver’s License is issued to eligible individuals 18 years of age or older who pass the required examination. This license allows a person to drive any noncommercial vehicle except a school bus or motorcycle. To drive a school bus or motorcycle additional examination(s) is/are required.
How do I get A Driver’s License if I have a valid Learner’s Permit?
- See "Learner's Permit" page
How do I get A Driver’s License if I have a valid license from another state?
- See "New Residents" page
Who May Not Be Issued a New License or Renew an Existing License?
- A person whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle in any state has been suspended, revoked, or refused cannot be issued a license until such suspension, revocation or refusal has been terminated and the person has been officially notified in writing of reinstatement.
- A license cannot be issued to a person when the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has evidence that such person either cannot or will not operate a motor vehicle without endangering the other users of the highway.
- A person who is not a Vermont Resident.