Military Benefits

License Extension

If you are on active duty, and a Vermont resident, the military extension validates your existing Vermont Driver's License for up to 4 years from the date it would normally expire. While it is necessary for the Department to send notice of all expiring licenses, such notice may be disregarded by you if you have obtained a military extension.

Your Vermont license must be renewed within 30 days of your discharge date. To renew this extended license, you must do the following:

  1. Complete and submit a Vermont License Renewal Application.
  2. Provide proof of:
  3. Provide proof of continuous active service since the expiration date showing on the Vermont license currently in your possession.
  4. Submit a statement on Armed Forces letterhead, signed by a commissioned officer (other than yourself) or a copy of your discharge papers.

Veteran Designation

Military veterans are now able to request a new credential with the distinguishing mark “VETERAN” added to the front of the card (see example below). A new Driver’s License/Identification Card application is required for this service along with completed Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168).

Veterans may also obtain the required forms by visiting any local Vermont DMV office or the Vermont office of Veterans Affairs.

License Plates

Vermont offers a variety of Veteran related specialty plates More information »

Military Skills Test Waiver

Veterans applying for a Vermont issued Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may qualify for a skills test waiver. More information »

Additional Benefits

Visit the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs website for additional information and benefits assistance.

Related Forms & Information


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