Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to carefully monitor the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working closely with the office of Governor Phil Scott, following changes at the federal level, and adhering to guidance from the Vermont Department Health. To maintain the safety of our employees while still fulfilling our mission to Vermonters most of our Department's workforce has transitioned to working remotely.

This page will be updated as new information is available. For up-to-date information on how the state of Vermont is responding to COVID-19, please go to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development website

LAST UPDATED ON September 17, 2020, AT 09:07

  • Obtain Temporary Plates online (09/08/2020)
  • School Bus Clinics Resume (09/04/2020)
  • Montpelier, Rutland, and South Burlington offices are now open, by appointment only (08/31/2020)
  • We are conducting exams in Barre, Berlin, Colchester, Montpelier, Rutland, and South Burlington. All exams require an appointment (06/18/2020)
  • Our phone lines are open and we have added additional staff to handle the increased call volume. We are aware that at times it is difficult to get through to our call center. Consider using our contact forms rather than calling.
  • We encourage you to keep your license and registration current by renewing online. But if, for whatever reason, you are not able to all registrations and licenses have a 90-day extension per Act 91
  • Inspections with a 10 are due now. If you have a registration that expired in June, July, or August it is valid and may be used for vehicle inspection.​
  • If you have a license that expires today or expired in the last 90 days, it is valid.

Continuity of Operations Plan for Alternative Services

All transactions being completed by US Mail should be sent to:


120 State St

Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Make checks payable to Vermont DMV

Service Provided

How to Access

Vehicle Registration

New or Transfer

  • Completed forms and payment may be submitted via US Mail.
  • Use DMV's Required Documents Wizard to ensure proper documentation is submitted.
  • Purchase and Use Tax is due at the time of registration at a percentage of the purchase price or the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)clean trade-in value, whichever is greater, minus value of trade-in vehicle or any other allowable credit. Include a printed NADA valuation (dated in the last 7 days) with your paperwork.



Driver Licenses/ID Cards

Renewal or Replacement


License Suspensions

Payment of Reinstatement Fees

Submitting SR-22 Certificates

Vehicle Titling

New or Replacement

Completed applications may be submitted via US Mail.Same-day title issuance is suspended.

Commercial Vehicle Operations

New or Renewal International Registration Plan (IRP) Registration

IRS Form 2290

  • Completed forms may be submitted via US Mail

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Credentials

IFTA Quarterly Reports

Monthly Statements

  • Required monthly IFTA, gas, diesel or rental tax, and audit statements must be submitted via US Mail
  • Online at

Over Size/Weight Permits

  • Completed applications for single trip and annual oversize and overweight permits may be submitted via US Mail
  • Online using our contact form
  • By phone at 802.828.2064

Escrow Accounts

  • Payments to escrow accounts may be made via US Mail
  • By phone at 802.828.2064


Inspection Sticker Issuance

Inspection sticker orders must be placed via AVIP and will be fulfilled by US Mail

Dealer Plates, Forms, and Supplies

Orders for dealer supplies may be submitted via US Mail or by mail to All orders will be fulfilled by US Mail

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicle title requests may be submitted via US Mail

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

FOIA requests may be submitted via US Mail or online

The following services will be provided on a modified basis:

Service Provided:


VIN Verification
  • Waived for vehicles with out of state titles
  • Required for vehicles with salvage titles – currently unavailable
New Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Setup documentation to be transacted by U.S. mail, telephone, or electronically. Training to be conducted online. Final site approval with in-person visits to occur with advanced scheduling and utilizing universal safety precautions.
  • Email
Inspection Stations
  • Setup documentation to be transacted by U.S. mail, telephone or e-mail. Training to be conducted online. Final site approval with in-person visit to occur with advanced scheduling and utilizing universal safety precautions.
  • Email
Driver Education
  • Setup and training may be conducted online. Email Highway Safety Program.
  • Self-certification that school meets requirements until in-person visits resume.
Rider Education Program (VREP)
  • Courses have resumed following social distancing guidelines.
  • Register online at

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Agency Assists & Highway Safety DMV personnel will respond per established law enforcement operational response levels.
Industry Partners & Associations All contacts with industry partners and associations will be via US Mail, email, telephone or other digital communication.

Safety Precautions for Exams

COVID-19 related safety precautions will be in place for all driving exams.

Closures and Suspended Services

Protecting the Public and Our Employees

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is taking extra steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the public and our staff, while ensuring the timely continuation of the processing of applications and service provided for all Vermonters during this trying period.

Department Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

In addition to providing our employees with the tools required to work remotely and encouraging Vermonters to communicate with the Department electronically, to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, all of our office locations are temporarily closed to the general public. Although our buildings are temporarily restricted to the public, please be assured that the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is continuing to process applications for Vermonters.

Delivery of the following services will be suspended until further notice:

  • Total abstinence in-person screenings
  • VIN attachments – in-person visits to apply assigned VINs are suspended
  • Over the counter and same-day issuance of titles

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Online Services are Available

We encourage you to use our online services whenever possible. Here is a list of available services:

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Best Way to Contact Us

To help slow the rate of transmission and protect our Vermont communities, we are transitioning to a remote workforce. To help us reach that goal, we are asking that you email us rather than call us.

News Releases

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Other Resources

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Yes in a separate tent there is seating for parents/licensed drivers.

Reminder - Only one person should be with the permit holder due to limited space and the need to maintain safe social distancing.

VIN verifications are currently waived except for salvage vehicles, foreign titles, or vehicles requiring temporary registration.

COVID-19 changes have caused delays in processing. It may take up to four (4) weeks to process. If it has been four weeks then please check with your bank to find out whether or not your check has cleared. If it has, then get the routing numbers from the back of the check and contact us.


Contact Us

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

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
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