Proof of Residency
Vermont statutory law requires an applicant for a Vermont License/Permit/ID to be a Vermont resident. Below are the requirements for each of these items.
Proof of Residency Requirements for a Vermont License/Permit/ID
To prove Vermont residency, applicants must provide the following[i];
- Two pieces of mail with current name and street address.
If mail is not received at the street address, provide any two (2) of the following which show street address:
- Utility bill -- must list 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).
If the applicant resides with others and gets no mail at the
ir street address:
- Signed statement from the person with whom they reside, and one proof of residency document (above) from that person.
US Military, Active Duty:
- If residing in Vermont -- see above.
- If residing out-of-state -- military ID and proof Vermont is their residence in military records, such as Leave and Earnings Statement or orders.
- Parental Residency Affidavit and one (1) parent residency document from above.
- Parent/Guardian evidence of relationship to applicant.
Note: This is not an exclusive list.
This requirement pertains to new Licenses, Commercial Driver Licenses, Enhanced Driver Licenses or Non-Driver ID’s, however, upon renewal of an applicant’s Operator’s License, Commercial Driver’s License, Enhanced Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID, if the applicant has an out-of-state legal address, he or she is required to provide one of the above documents to prove Vermont residency.
[i] These are not considered identity documents, they are only used to prove residency
Requirements for a Vermont Learner’s Permit:
To prove Vermont residency, the applicant must provide the Department with one of the documents indicated above. If the applicant is a minor, the parent/guardian will be required to provide one of the residency documents.
If the applicant is not a Vermont resident, he/she may only obtain a Vermont Learner’s Permit for the purpose of participating in a driver education and training course. The applicant must provide the Department with one of the following:
- A letter from a school Guidance Counselor stating the student/applicant is to be enrolled in a driver education course, or
- A letter from a Driver Education School indicating the applicant/student is enrolled in a class.