License Plates

DMV will issue you two license plates, a validation sticker showing the expiration date, and a registration card. Place the plates on the front and rear of your vehicle so that they are securely fastened and clearly visible, and place the validation sticker on the rear plate. If your vehicle is a motorcycle, tractor truck, semitrailer or trailer, DMV will issue you one license plate for the vehicle.

License plates shall be kept entirely un-obscured, and the numerals and the letters thereon shall be plainly legible at all times. A registration validation sticker shall be unobstructed, and shall be affixed as follows:

  • For vehicles issued registration plates with dimensions of approximately 12 x 6 inches, in the lower right corner of the rear registration plate; and
  • For vehicles issued a registration plate with a dimension of approximately 7 x 4 inches, in the upper right corner of the rear registration plate.

Related Forms & Information

FAQs

Yes.

Act 71, which become law on July 1, 2017, removed any end date from the law that authorizes certain motor vehicles registered in Vermont to display Vermont Strong plates that cover a regular front license plate. See Law Enforcement Bulletin here.

No, you may gift your personally owned vehicle to anyone you choose, but the plates belong to you and not to the vehicle. The new owner must apply for new plates and registration under their name.

  • For vehicles issued registration plates with dimensions of approximately 12 x 6 inches, in the lower right corner of the rear registration plate; and
  • For vehicles issued a registration plate with a dimension of approximately 7 x 4 inches, in the upper right corner of the rear registration plate.

When you leave Vermont and register your vehicle in another state you must return your Vermont license plates:

Refer to CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

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Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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