Recent News


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.


Office Move | Saint Albans

Vermont DMV office in Saint Albans moving to 27 Fisher Pond Rd, Suite #3 in Saint Albans on February 2, 2015. See full press release here

Mission Statement

“With a commitment to excellence, the dedicated employees of DMV strive to provide the highest level of customer service through the administration of motor vehicle laws and the promotion of highway safety.”

Integrity, Accountability, Professionalism and Accuracy/Quality of Information are the DMV's Core Values.

 Robert D. Ide, Commissioner

802-828-2000 or 888-99-VERMONT (888-998-3766)

Safety Message

Drive Time -- Safety Tips for VT Drivers

Information, tips and reminders from VT State Police, VT Department of Motor Vehicles, VT Agency of Transportation, VT Sheriffs Association, and the AARP Driver Safety Program.

Beware of Flying Objects – in Your Car!

We all know that we should keep ourselves and our passengers securely fastened in safety belts, but most of us are not aware that leaving our stuff unsecured is also dangerous. Items such as a briefcase or purse, tablet or cell phone, groceries or gifts, and even unrestrained pets or passengers, can all become airborne missiles in a crash.

The force of an unsecured object flying through the air is exponential to its weight. So for example, one safety expert estimates that in a crash at 50 MPH, a 16-ounce bottle of water can strike with the force of 21 pounds; a child can suffer a skull fracture from a flying cell phone. 

So please remember, this holiday season and always, stow your stuff in seat pockets, console, glove compartment, trunk or crash-tested cargo barrier. Because in a crash, nobody will have time to duck. And buckle up! Everybody, every time.