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How soon after I register my vehicle do I have to get it inspected?

Vehicles not displaying a valid Vermont inspection sticker must be inspected within 15 days of registration. If the vehicle is operated on a public highway within this 15-day period (without a valid inspection sticker affixed) the vehicle must still be in good mechanical condition and meet the Vermont Safety Inspection Standards. Remember, you must present an insurance identification card to the inspection station to show proof of insurance or the vehicle cannot be inspected.

FAQs

You didn’t send me a registration renewal …how do I renew?

Obtain a blank registration application VD-119 from this website, any Vermont DMV location, Town Clerk, or local Police Department. Complete sections 1, 2, 4, and 8 on the registration application and submit the application with the renewal fee. If you are registering a truck, trailer, motorcycle, or ATV you must also complete section 3 on the application. 

When must a vehicle be registered in Vermont?

Residents must annually register motor vehicles owned or leased for a period of more than 30 days and operated by them, unless currently registered in Vermont. A Resident who has moved to Vermont from another jurisdiction must register their motor vehicles within 60 days of moving to Vermont. It is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle or draw a trailer or semi-trailer on any highway unless such vehicle is registered.

Do I have to be a Vermont resident to register a vehicle in Vermont?

No. Anyone can register a vehicle in the state of Vermont.

Do I need a Vermont license to register a vehicle in Vermont?

No. Anyone can register a vehicle in the state of Vermont.

How do I take a name off my registration?

Both owners listed on the front of the title must sign it over to whoever is going to remain on the title (on section one on the back of the title). Fill out sections 1-4 and 8 on the registration application and send both the title and the registration application to our main office in Montpelier with the appropriate fees. You must also provide an updated odometer reading. If one of the owners is deceased, attach a copy of that person’s death certificate.

Does a person have to be a resident of Vermont in order to register a vehicle in Vermont?

No

How soon after I register my vehicle do I have to get it inspected?

Vehicles not displaying a valid Vermont inspection sticker must be inspected within 15 days of registration. If the vehicle is operated on a public highway within this 15-day period (without a valid inspection sticker affixed) the vehicle must still be in good mechanical condition and meet the Vermont Safety Inspection Standards. Remember, you must present an insurance identification card to the inspection station to show proof of insurance or the vehicle cannot be inspected.

Can someone else fill out the registration application form for me?

Someone else can complete the form for you but the application must be signed and dated by the owner(s). If it's signed by someone who is acting as the "authorized agent" of the owner(s) proof of such authorization (such as power of attorney) must be provided to the department.

Does the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles assess any tax on my vehicle when I register it?
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