Off-Road Vehicle Titles

All-Terrain Vehicles

The State of Vermont titles all ATVs that are model year 2004 (or newer).

Exceptions:

  • ATVs with model years prior to 2004.
  • ATVs owned by the United States (federal government) unless they are registered in Vermont.
  • ATVs owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale.
  • ATVs owned by a non-resident of Vermont whose state of residence does not require a certificate of title for them.
  • ATVs owned by a non-resident of Vermont whose state of residence does require a certificate of title for any such ATV, and the title has been issued or applied for.

 

Snowmobiles

The State of Vermont titles all snowmobiles that are model year 2004 (or newer).

Exceptions:

  • Snowmobiles with model years prior to 2004.
  • Snowmobiles owned by the United States (federal government) unless they are registered in Vermont.
  • Snowmobiles owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale.
  • Snowmobiles owned by a nonresident of Vermont whose state of residence does not require a certificate of title for them.
  • Snowmobiles owned by a nonresident of Vermont whose state of residence does require a certificate of title for any such snowmobile, and the title has been issued or applied for.

 

Motorboats

Vermont titles vessels that are 15 years old or newer, based on calendar year, with a length of 16 feet or longer (including shuttlecraft). For example: From January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, Vermont will title all vessels (16 feet or longer) with a model year of 2003 or newer.

Exceptions:

  • Any vessel which is a canoe, kayak, or similar watercraft designed to be manually propelled or such a vessel equipped with a motor of 10 horsepower or less.
  • Any vessel owned by the United States Government, unless it is registered in this state.
  • Any vessel owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale.
  • Any vessel owned by a non-resident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state.
  • Any vessel regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a currently effective certificate of title has been issued in another state.

Important: A registration may be required even if a vessel is exempt from titling. For further information, call 802-828-2000.

Vessels Previously Titled in Another State

A verification of the Hull Identification Number (HIN) must be completed by one of the following:

In Vermont:

  • Any certified Vermont law enforcement officer. Note: The officer must enter his/her certification number on the appropriate form.
  • Authorized Vermont Motor Vehicle Department personnel.

Out-of-State:

Personnel from a Motor Vehicle Department or State-level law enforcement only. Verifications completed out-of-state must be accompanied by a statement on official letterhead stationary identifying the person who completed the verification. The verification will be rejected if it contains alterations or erasures.

 

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

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