Lemon Law

How does the lemon law work?

There are two methods for filing a Demand For Arbitration. A consumer may choose Filing Method A: "three times out", or Filing Method B: "30 days out-of-service". The defect or condition must be present as of the date of filing for a "three-times-out" claim. There is no requirement for a current condition for a "30 days out-of-service" claim because the defect is the repair history during the time out-of service. There are circumstances under which a Demand may be filed with fewer than three repair attempts or fewer than 30 days out-of-service as described below.

What are the eligibility requirements to file a lemon law claim?

A Demand For Arbitration will be docketed for a hearing when it is completed in full, accompanied by the information requested and submitted per the Filing Instructions. The claim will be returned if applicable enclosures are omitted. Please remember the preparation and presentation of the case is your responsibility.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Title Brands

Title brands indicate whether a used vehicle has sustained damage or might be potentially unsafe to drive. If a vehicle's title has been "branded," it is an official designation made by a state agency and should appear on the vehicle's title paperwork.

A Vermont title may have no more than 9 total brands. All brands existing on any non-Vermont title will be carried forward, using brand(s) from the list below.

Eligibility Requirements

Demand For Arbitration will be docketed for a hearing when it is completed in full, accompanied by the information requested within the Enclosures Checklist and submitted per the Filing Instructions. The claim will be returned if applicable enclosures are omitted. Please remember the preparation and presentation of the case is your responsibility.

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