Registering Your Vehicle For The First Time In Vermont
If you are registering your car, motorcycle, motorhome, jitney, motorbus, truck, or trailer (whether purchased in Vermont or out-of-state) for the first time in Vermont you must complete the entire Vermont Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax and Title application ( 424.7KB) and comply with all requirements indicated on the application.
The instructions ( 334.3KB) for completion of the Vermont Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax and Title application will provide you with important details concerning these requirements.
Registration plates are assigned and mailed to you unless you indicate otherwise (for example, if you are obtaining Vanity Plates).
Most questions you may have regarding this type of transaction may be answered by reading the instructions ( 334.3KB) pertaining to the Vermont Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax and Title Application. If you don't find answers to your questions in that document (or elsewhere on this web site) please telephone:
(802) 828-2000, or
(toll free) 1-888-99-VERMONT (1-888-998-3766)
or send an email to CommissionersOffice@state.vt.us with your specific question(s).