APA Rules

Mandatory Insurance

A. Each insurance company or authorized representative issuing a policy insuring against liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of any motor vehicle which is delivered or issued for deliver in this state shall, at the time of delivery of the policy, issue insurance identification cards to the named insured.

B. Cards shall meet the following specifications:

1. Size of the card may vary from 3″ x 2 ½″ to 5 ½″ x 3 ¾″.

2. The card shall be a one-part form on at least 20 pound white paper stock.

Suspension Procedures: Official Inspection Stations

The designation by the Commissioner of an inspection station in Vermont may be rescinded for cause subject to the following procedures.
A motor vehicle inspector shall, after completion of an investigation, submit a report to the Chief Inspector for review. The Chief Inspector shall recommend, based on the facts presented in the investigation report, the following:

1. If there is sufficient cause to rescind the designation.

2. The time period the rescinding notice should remain in effect.

Rules Governing Appeals of Administrative Penalties Imposed on Licensed Inspection Stations/Mechanics

  1. Persons wishing to contest the imposition of an Administrative penalty must make a written request for a hearing postmarked within 15 days of the DMV administrative order imposing the penalty.
  2. Hearings will be conducted via telephone unless a personal appearance hearing is specifically requested, in either case the hearing will be conducted from Montpelier. Legal Counsel and/or a named individual, requested by the Petitioner to assist them at hearing, may appear in Montpelier even though the hearing is telephone hearing.

Organization of Department of Motor Vehicles

(a) Administration.

Overall administration by Department of Motor Vehicles is by Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner who report to the Secretary of Transportation. The Commissioner oversees Title 23 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated and portions of Titles 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 19, 20, 24, 29, 30, 31 and 32. The three divisions consist of:
Motor Vehicle Hearing Division
Support Services Division
Operations Division

(b) Location and Assistance to the Public.

Ignition Interlock Program Rules

1. Definitions.

For the purposes of these rules, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Alcohol set point” means the minimum alcohol concentration at which an ignition interlock device is set to lock a motor vehicle’s ignition. That level shall be 0.02 BAC.

(b) “Certified laboratory” means a laboratory which subscribes to the quality code of the International Standards Organization of the American National Standards Institute.

(c) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

Rules for Motor Carrier Safety Standards


An existing rule entitled "Rules For Motor Carrier Safety Standards" is amended which consists of the regulations promulgated by the U. S. Department of Transportation contained in Parts 390 to 397 and 399 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations revised October 01, 1992, and any amendments thereto, with the following modifications:

Rules for Transportation of Hazardous Materials


An existing rule entitled "Rules for Transportation of Hazardous Materials" is amended which consists of the regulations promulgated by the U. S. Department of Transportation contained in Parts 100-199, revised October 01, 1992; Parts 390-397 and 399 revised October 01, 1992 of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49; and Parts 71 and 73 of Title 10 revised January 01, 1992; and any amendments thereto, with the following modifications:

Driver's License Endorsements

(a) Requirements to Obtain a School Bus Endorsement.

Before a person may be licensed to assume the duty of transporting school pupils in either a Type I or Type II school bus, he or she shall comply with applicable provisions of 23 V.S.A. §1282, and shall:

(1) Successfully pass the following tests:

a. Vision test.


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