Vermont titles all vehicles fifteen (15) years old or newer (based on calendar year). For example: From January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 Vermont will title vehicles model year 2003 or newer. Motorcycles 15 years old and newer and 300cc's or more also require a title. Trailers 15 years old and newer with an empty weight of 1501 lbs and more are titled. Motorboats will require a title if they are 15 years old and newer and at least 16' in length. ATV's and Snowmobiles will be titled if they are 2004 and newer.
The owner or lienholder of a vehicle registered in Vermont must possess the vehicle's title. You must have a title in order to register, sell, or transfer a vehicle.
If your Vermont title has been lost, altered or destroyed, and meets the above criteria, you may apply for a duplicate title.
How to Obtain a Replacement Title
Replacement Titles are only available by mail or from the Montpelier office. ALL owners are required to sign for a replacement title.
If appearing in person, the "Personal Delivery of Title" (form #VT-016) must be completed and signed by ALL titled owners.
If any liens were shown on original title:
- For each lien on the original title, submit a lien release on the lien holder’s letterhead including make, model, year, vessel length (Boat/Vessel), Vehicle/Vessel identification number, owner's name and signature of lien holder, or submit "Title Change - Release Lien" (form #VT-008).
- If liens are still in effect, only the lien holder may apply for a duplicate and MUST sign this application.