Refund of Registration

You may be eligible for a full or partial refund of the registration fee under the following conditions:

If you cancel before the beginning of the registration period.
If you cancel within 30 days of the date of issue and the registration stickers have not been affixed to the plates.
If you cancel prior to the beginning of the second year of the registration period for a 2-year registration, you may receive a refund of the second year’s registration fee.
If you provide proof that the vehicle has been totally destroyed by fire, or, through accident or wear, has become wholly unfit for use and has been dismantled.
You may also apply for a refund if the registration was done in error. For example, you thought you were renewing a registration for different vehicle.

Please note a $5.00 administrative fee may apply. 

To be considered for a refund of registration you will need to return your registration certificate to the DMV. In the absence of this certificate, you may return your plate(s) along with your request for refund. 

Mail refund requests to:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Refunds
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

* Please allow 30 business days for processing of your refund.

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Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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