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Frequently Asked Quetions

Why do school buses not require seat belts?

According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration:

“Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists.

Seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968, and 49 States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring the use of seat belts in passenger cars and light trucks. There is no question that seat belts play an important role in keeping passengers safe in these vehicles. But school buses are different by design, including a different kind of safety restraint system that works extremely well.

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.

NHTSA decided the best way to provide crash protection to passengers of large school buses is through a concept called “compartmentalization.” This requires that the interior of large buses protect children without them needing to buckle up. Through compartmentalization, children are protected from crashes by strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing seat backs.

Small school buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less) must be equipped with lap and/or lap/shoulder belts at all designated seating positions. Since the sizes and weights of small school buses are closer to those of passenger cars and trucks, seat belts in those vehicles are necessary to provide occupant protection.”

Some states have passed legislation requiring school buses to have seatbelts in them.  As of now, Vermont has not.  Some school districts and/or transportation providers have also mandated seatbelts be in the school buses they use.

Where is the chain up area on route 9 headed west from Exit 2 Brattleboro?

The only designated area to chain up for drivers traveling west is the portion of the old Route 9 that goes around the marina in Wilmington. This area is signed as a chain up area.

Are chains required from West Brattleboro to Wilmington?

There is no law that requires the use of chains on the Hogback Mountain portion of VT Rte 9.  The only mandatory chain-up area is from the chain-up site in Wilmington to the chain-up site in Bennington.

More information on Vermont Chain Up law

Where is the designated chain up area in Wilmington?

The designated chain up/down area in Wilmington is the old Route 9 that goes around the marina. This area is signed as the chain up/down area and as a one way road. This area is big enough for several tractor trailers. The pull off west of the marina is not the designated chain up/down area.

What is the best way to check the current status of the Route 9 chain-up law?

Storms can be very fluid, and the chain-up requirement may get turned on and off several times during a storm.

When VTrans activates (or de-activates) the chain-up law, they will post to VTrans’ Facebook page, VT511 Twitter page, the 511 Traveler Information website, and push out a VT Alert. 

With VT Alerts you can subscribe to get an email or text alert, so you don’t have to seek out the information.

Why do school buses not require seat belts?

According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration:

“Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists.

Seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968, and 49 States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring the use of seat belts in passenger cars and light trucks. There is no question that seat belts play an important role in keeping passengers safe in these vehicles. But school buses are different by design, including a different kind of safety restraint system that works extremely well.

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.

NHTSA decided the best way to provide crash protection to passengers of large school buses is through a concept called “compartmentalization.” This requires that the interior of large buses protect children without them needing to buckle up. Through compartmentalization, children are protected from crashes by strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing seat backs.

Small school buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less) must be equipped with lap and/or lap/shoulder belts at all designated seating positions. Since the sizes and weights of small school buses are closer to those of passenger cars and trucks, seat belts in those vehicles are necessary to provide occupant protection.”

Some states have passed legislation requiring school buses to have seatbelts in them.  As of now, Vermont has not.  Some school districts and/or transportation providers have also mandated seatbelts be in the school buses they use.

What are the possible reasons for failing the OBD check?
  1. The vehicle’s OBD system connector has been removed or is otherwise not working properly. The OBD check cannot be completed if the connector is missing or is not working properly. 
  2. The Malfunction Indicator Light does not illuminate at all when the ignition key is turned to the “on” position. When the vehicle’s OBD system detects a problem, it turns on the warning light to alert the driver to a problem. However, if the light cannot illuminate because the bulb has burned out or is otherwise not working, the driver would not be alerted to the problem. 
  3. The Malfunction Indicator Light on the instrument panel is on (and/or commanded on by the vehicle’s on board computer) while the engine is running. This indicates that the OBD system has identified a problem which must be repaired. In this case, one or more diagnostic trouble codes will also be reported by the vehicle’s OBD system and these codes will help your technician diagnose and repair your vehicle. 
What are the possible reasons for failing the OBD check?
  1. The vehicle’s OBD system connector has been removed or is otherwise not working properly. The OBD check cannot be completed if the connector is missing or is not working properly. 
  2. The Malfunction Indicator Light does not illuminate at all when the ignition key is turned to the “on” position. When the vehicle’s OBD system detects a problem, it turns on the warning light to alert the driver to a problem. However, if the light cannot illuminate because the bulb has burned out or is otherwise not working, the driver would not be alerted to the problem. 
  3. The Malfunction Indicator Light on the instrument panel is on (and/or commanded on by the vehicle’s on board computer) while the engine is running. This indicates that the OBD system has identified a problem which must be repaired. In this case, one or more diagnostic trouble codes will also be reported by the vehicle’s OBD system and these codes will help your technician diagnose and repair your vehicle. 

School Bus

Why do school buses not require seat belts?

According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration:

“Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists.

Seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968, and 49 States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring the use of seat belts in passenger cars and light trucks. There is no question that seat belts play an important role in keeping passengers safe in these vehicles. But school buses are different by design, including a different kind of safety restraint system that works extremely well.

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.

NHTSA decided the best way to provide crash protection to passengers of large school buses is through a concept called “compartmentalization.” This requires that the interior of large buses protect children without them needing to buckle up. Through compartmentalization, children are protected from crashes by strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing seat backs.

Small school buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less) must be equipped with lap and/or lap/shoulder belts at all designated seating positions. Since the sizes and weights of small school buses are closer to those of passenger cars and trucks, seat belts in those vehicles are necessary to provide occupant protection.”

Some states have passed legislation requiring school buses to have seatbelts in them.  As of now, Vermont has not.  Some school districts and/or transportation providers have also mandated seatbelts be in the school buses they use.

Can a driver holding an out-of-state CDL drive a school bus for a Vermont school?

Yes, if their license has both an "S" (school bus) and "P" (passenger) endorsement. There are no additional requirements.

Can an "S" (school bus) endorsement be added to an out-of-state CDL?

No, the "S" (school bus) endorsement must be added by the state of issue.

Can a driver holding a valid out-of-state license (either CDL or non-CDL) drive a Type II School Bus in the State of Vermont?

If the driver meets all qualifications for a Vermont Type II School Bus endorsement a card will be issued to the individual allowing them to drive a Type II School Bus in this state. These requirements include attending a Vermont school bus clinic, passing all required tests (knowledge, vision, and skill tests), and submitting a medical form.

What is the appropriate use of school buses that are registered as municipal vehicles?

In order for a school bus to obtain a municipal registration it must be owned by a municipality and used entirely by that municipality or any other municipality. A municipality may allow one of its buses to be used by another municipality. Compensation is not relevant.

If a school bus is equipped with seat belts are the occupants required to wear them?

For a Type I school bus: No.

For a Type II school bus: Yes.

How long is a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical good for?

A DOT physical is good for up to two (2) years and will be accepted by DMV (including for testing purposes) as long as valid, regardless of issue and expiration date.

Do all school buses have to be yellow?

Type I School Buses must be National School Bus Glossy Yellow. It is legal for the hood and fenders to be lusterless black. Type II School Buses, manufactured after January 1, 2000, must be painted school bus yellow.

Does a school bus "garaged" in Vermont need to be registered in Vermont, or is it acceptable to have out-of-state plates?

If the bus is garaged in Vermont it must be registered in Vermont. Vehicles incidentally in Vermont are not required to be registered in Vermont if they are here temporarily and will soon be returning to their home garage.

Do buses transporting Vermont students to and from school (or in connection to school activities) need to be registered in this state?

There is no requirement that a school bus registered and garaged out-of-state, used for transportation of Vermont students, be registered in Vermont.

Who is responsible for establishing school bus routes and stops?

The School Board has the authority and responsibility to establish bus routes and stops. The school bussing coordinator should also be consulted. When the stop is on a state highway, the Vermont Agency of Transportation can be consulted and may send someone out to look at the stop and put up a sign if warranted.

Can drivers with the appropriate class CDL and "P" endorsement (but no "S" endorsement) drive a Type I School Bus to the exam location? Do school bus lights and signs need to be covered?

Yes. They don't need to be accompanied by a licensed CDL operator with an "S" endorsement. School bus signs and lights do not need to be covered.

Who needs to comply with CDL driver requirements and regulations?

School contractors need to be in compliance with all CDL driver qualification requirements and regulations (FMCSR 391). It should be noted while there is an exemption for "to and from school" operation, there is no such exemption for trips performed by contractors. School transportation performed by a state or political subdivision of a state (i.e., municipalities) are exempt from some CDL requirements. For more information see FMCSR 390.3 (a), applicability, (f)(1)(2) exceptions (see interpretations for this section).

What paperwork needs to be maintained by school transportation coordinators?
  • Copies of physicals (to include vision and hearing screening),
  • Initial 3-year driving record,
  • Documentation indicating all students are participating in emergency evacuations twice a year, and
  • Records of vehicle pre-trip inspections.

Contractors also need to be in compliance with all CDL driver qualification requirements and regulations (FMCSR 391).

Does a mechanic who inspects school buses need to have a school bus endorsement?

No. DMV policy states "School bus mechanics will be required to possess, at a minimum, a Class B CDL with a "P" (passenger) endorsement to operate an empty school bus." This applies only to inspection of Type I School Buses. For Type II School Buses the inspection mechanic does not need a CDL or a Type II School Bus endorsement.

Can a driver holding a valid out-of-state license (either CDL or non-CDL) drive a Type II School Bus in the State of Vermont?

If the driver meets all qualifications for a Vermont Type II School Bus endorsement a card will be issued to the individual allowing them to drive a Type II School Bus in this state. These requirements include attending a Vermont school bus clinic, passing all required tests (knowledge, vision, and skill tests), and submitting a medical form.

Can an "S" (school bus) endorsement be added to an out-of-state CDL?

No, the "S" (school bus) endorsement must be added by the state of issue.

How can I find a drug testing program for my company?

Contact Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Vermont Student Transportation Association, Vermont Truck and Bus Association or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Who needs to be part of a drug testing program?

Employers of drivers holding CDL's must have a drug testing program. Drivers holding CDL's are subject to random testing. These requirements do not impact individuals holding a Type II endorsement.

Can a driver holding an out-of-state CDL drive a school bus for a Vermont school?

Yes, if their license has both an "S" (school bus) and "P" (passenger) endorsement. There are no additional requirements.

Why do school buses not require seat belts?

According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration:

“Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That’s because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every State, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists.

Seat belts have been required on passenger cars since 1968, and 49 States and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring the use of seat belts in passenger cars and light trucks. There is no question that seat belts play an important role in keeping passengers safe in these vehicles. But school buses are different by design, including a different kind of safety restraint system that works extremely well.

Large school buses are heavier and distribute crash forces differently than passenger cars and light trucks do. Because of these differences, bus passengers experience much less crash force than those in passenger cars, light trucks, and vans.

NHTSA decided the best way to provide crash protection to passengers of large school buses is through a concept called “compartmentalization.” This requires that the interior of large buses protect children without them needing to buckle up. Through compartmentalization, children are protected from crashes by strong, closely-spaced seats that have energy-absorbing seat backs.

Small school buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less) must be equipped with lap and/or lap/shoulder belts at all designated seating positions. Since the sizes and weights of small school buses are closer to those of passenger cars and trucks, seat belts in those vehicles are necessary to provide occupant protection.”

Some states have passed legislation requiring school buses to have seatbelts in them.  As of now, Vermont has not.  Some school districts and/or transportation providers have also mandated seatbelts be in the school buses they use.

Abandoned Vehicle

How can I get a title for an abandoned vehicle?

See "Abandoned Vehicles" page.

How is an abandoned motor vehicle disposed of?

If the DMV issues a Certificate of Abandoned Motor Vehicle, title to the motor vehicle will be given to the holder of the Certificate of Abandoned Motor Vehicle, free from all claims. The DMV will issue an appropriate title or salvage title at no charge. Unless is it proven that intentionally inflicted damage or gross negligence has occurred, the State of Vermont (and any of its agents or employees) will not be liable to the owner for any damage to the motor vehicle during the period in which the state retains custody.

Does a town/municipality have any jurisdiction regarding abandoned motor vehicles?

In addition to State of Vermont laws, there may be municipal abandoned motor vehicle ordinances that must be adhered to. You must check with the town/municipality to find out whether or not they have any such ordinances.

Address Change

Will mail from DMV be forwarded to my new address?

No, you are required to provide a current and valid address. If you have a forwarding address, most mail from DMV will be returned to us.

Appointments

How do I schedule an appointment?

Visit mydmv.vermont.gov or call 888.970.0357

How do I cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment, please visit bit.ly/CancelMyAppointment or call 888-970-0357.

You will need two of the following items to cancel your appointment;

  • Mobile phone number (used when making the appointment)
  • Email address (used when making the appointment)
  • Appointment ID#

VREP

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course course?

Basic Rider Course students are required to have a valid Vermont driver’s license.

Why should I take the Basic Rider Course?

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking the Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program motorcycle when participating in a BRC. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course?

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.

I have a motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

Do I need a motorcycle to take an Experienced Rider License Wavier or Skills Plus Course?

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.
What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program ERC course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

What are the Vermont Rider Education Program Experienced Courses?

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid motorcycle permit.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course?

Students successfully completing the Experienced Rider License Waiver Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students successfully completing the Rider Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course?

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program IRC course?

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Intermediate Rider Course?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program SBRC course?

Scooter Basic RiderCourse students are required to have a valid driver’s license.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I enroll in a course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form at the beginning of the course.

Do I need a scooter/motorcycle permit to take a Scooter Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Scooter Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a scooter/motorcycle permit.

How much does the Basic Rider Course cost?

$185.00 • The DMV skills test fee of $20.00, knowledge test of $9.00 and motorcycle endorsement fee are included in the Basic RiderCourse fee.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course course?

Basic Rider Course students are required to have a valid Vermont driver’s license.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic RiderCourse?

Students successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

How do I enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

The easiest and fastest way to register is via our online service

Or, call 802-828-2913.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking the Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program motorcycle when participating in a BRC. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a motorcycle permit

I have a motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

What are the Vermont Rider Education Program Experienced Courses?

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course?

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program IRC course?

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Intermediate Rider Course?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program ERC course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

Do I need a motorcycle to take an Experienced Rider License Wavier or Skills Plus Course?

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.
Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid motorcycle permit.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course?

Students successfully completing the Experienced Rider License Waiver Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program SBRC course?

Scooter Basic RiderCourse students are required to have a valid driver’s license.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I enroll in a course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form at the beginning of the course.

Do I need a scooter/motorcycle permit to take a Scooter Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Scooter Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a scooter/motorcycle permit.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course?

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.

Why should I take the Basic Rider Course?

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students successfully completing the Rider Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Intermediate Rider Course

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students successfully completing the Rider Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course?

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program IRC course?

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Intermediate Rider Course?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students successfully completing the Rider Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course?

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program IRC course?

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Intermediate Rider Course?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Basic Rider Course

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course course?

Basic Rider Course students are required to have a valid Vermont driver’s license.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

Why should I take the Basic Rider Course?

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking the Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program motorcycle when participating in a BRC. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course?

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.

I have a motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course course?

Basic Rider Course students are required to have a valid Vermont driver’s license.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking the Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program motorcycle when participating in a BRC. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I have a motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course?

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.

Why should I take the Basic Rider Course?

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Scooter

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.

Do I need a scooter/motorcycle permit to take a Scooter Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Scooter Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a scooter/motorcycle permit.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program SBRC course?

Scooter Basic RiderCourse students are required to have a valid driver’s license.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I enroll in a course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form at the beginning of the course.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program SBRC course?

Scooter Basic RiderCourse students are required to have a valid driver’s license.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I enroll in a course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form at the beginning of the course.

Do I need a scooter/motorcycle permit to take a Scooter Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Scooter Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a scooter/motorcycle permit.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Central Issue

Why is renewing early so important?

A temporary document may not be accepted for identification purposes. Activities such as boarding airplanes and completing financial transactions will be easier with your permanent card in your possession.

If I apply for a renewal of my drivers license/ID by mail, can I include a FedEx or UPS envelope to have the license/ID mailed back to me?

No.

Is my license/ID trackable?

The license/ID is trackable up to the point it is mailed. Please contact us.

Why is renewing early so important?

A temporary document may not be accepted for identification purposes. Activities such as boarding airplanes and completing financial transactions will be easier with your permanent card in your possession.

Temporary License

Why is renewing early so important?

A temporary document may not be accepted for identification purposes. Activities such as boarding airplanes and completing financial transactions will be easier with your permanent card in your possession.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Is the Temporary License valid in other states?

Yes, your temporary driver's license is valid for driving purposes only.

What information is contained on the Temporary License/ID?

The Temporary License/ID contains a black and white image, demographic information (name, address, etc.), and credential information (endorsements, restrictions, etc.). The Temporary License/ID also contains the expiration date of the temporary document as well as a website to track the status of your permanent card.

Why is renewing early so important?

A temporary document may not be accepted for identification purposes. Activities such as boarding airplanes and completing financial transactions will be easier with your permanent card in your possession.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

License Renewal

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What if I do not know my license number can I still apply online?

Your license/ID number is a requirement to log into the online portal.

Can I upgrade from REAL ID to an EDL online?

No. You must visit a permanent DMV office with all of the required
documents to upgrade to an EDL.

Can I have my license/ID expedited?

There are no expedited services available.

I'm currently out of state. Can my license/ID be sent to a temporary address?

You may enter a special mailing address if all of the required identifying information is provided.

Is there a grace period for renewing a Driver's License?

Yes, 14 Days.

23 V.S.A. § 611

Can I renew my license early?

A license can be renewed six (6) months before the expiration date.

For more information on license renewal, dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/renew

How will I know when my license/ID is shipped? Will I receive a tracking number?

You will not receive a tracking number. The status of your online license/ID request can be found in the VT Online Portal after logging in with the required information.

Is there an additional fee if I apply online?

No. The same fees apply if you were to apply in person or through the mail.

I hold an RDL can I apply online?

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Is the receipt valid for driving or identification purposes?

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

How do I change my address when I renew my license/ID online?

You must enter the mandatory fields in the left column and at least two of the fields in the right column on the identity screen to update your address online. 

How long before I receive my license/ID if I apply online?

7-10 Business days. 

What browsers are supported for online renewal?

See supported browsers for more information.

My license /ID number has the letter A at the end. Does the A need to be capitalized when applying online?

Yes. When entering the license/ID number online you must enter a capital A.
 

Will I receive a temporary license if I apply online?

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

I am no longer required to wear eyeglasses to drive. Can I remove this restriction from my license online?

No. Endorsements and restrictions cannot be removed or changed online.

I entered all of the correct identifying information but the system will not log me in. Why?

It is possible the DMV has conflicting identifying information in your record. Please contact us for assistance.

I lost my renewal PIN, can DMV provide it for me?

No. DMV staff do not have access to your renewal letter PIN.

How do I know if I hold a license/ID that can be used to board a plane?

If your license/ID has a star in the upper right hand corner, it is Real ID compliant and will be accepted by TSA for in-country flights.

Can I upgrade from REAL ID to an EDL online?

No. You must visit a permanent DMV office with all of the required
documents to upgrade to an EDL.

How long before I receive my license/ID if I apply online?

7-10 Business days. 

How do I know if I hold a license/ID that can be used to board a plane?

If your license/ID has a star in the upper right hand corner, it is Real ID compliant and will be accepted by TSA for in-country flights.

Can I have my license/ID expedited?

There are no expedited services available.

I entered all of the correct identifying information but the system will not log me in. Why?

It is possible the DMV has conflicting identifying information in your record. Please contact us for assistance.

Can I renew my license early?

A license can be renewed six (6) months before the expiration date.

For more information on license renewal, dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/renew

I am no longer required to wear eyeglasses to drive. Can I remove this restriction from my license online?

No. Endorsements and restrictions cannot be removed or changed online.

My license /ID number has the letter A at the end. Does the A need to be capitalized when applying online?

Yes. When entering the license/ID number online you must enter a capital A.
 

What browsers are supported for online renewal?

See supported browsers for more information.

How will I know when my license/ID is shipped? Will I receive a tracking number?

You will not receive a tracking number. The status of your online license/ID request can be found in the VT Online Portal after logging in with the required information.

I hold an RDL can I apply online?

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Is the receipt valid for driving or identification purposes?

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

Will I receive a temporary license if I apply online?

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

Is there an additional fee if I apply online?

No. The same fees apply if you were to apply in person or through the mail.

What if I do not know my license number can I still apply online?

Your license/ID number is a requirement to log into the online portal.

I'm currently out of state. Can my license/ID be sent to a temporary address?

You may enter a special mailing address if all of the required identifying information is provided.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Can a driver holding an out-of-state CDL drive a school bus for a Vermont school?

Yes, if their license has both an "S" (school bus) and "P" (passenger) endorsement. There are no additional requirements.

Can an "S" (school bus) endorsement be added to an out-of-state CDL?

No, the "S" (school bus) endorsement must be added by the state of issue.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can a driver holding a valid out-of-state license (either CDL or non-CDL) drive a Type II School Bus in the State of Vermont?

If the driver meets all qualifications for a Vermont Type II School Bus endorsement a card will be issued to the individual allowing them to drive a Type II School Bus in this state. These requirements include attending a Vermont school bus clinic, passing all required tests (knowledge, vision, and skill tests), and submitting a medical form.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Will CDL drivers be required to surrender their unexpired license if they renew early?

No. The current license will be voided and handed back. You should carry the old license with your temporary until the new license arrives. 

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can a driver holding a valid out-of-state license (either CDL or non-CDL) drive a Type II School Bus in the State of Vermont?

If the driver meets all qualifications for a Vermont Type II School Bus endorsement a card will be issued to the individual allowing them to drive a Type II School Bus in this state. These requirements include attending a Vermont school bus clinic, passing all required tests (knowledge, vision, and skill tests), and submitting a medical form.

Can an "S" (school bus) endorsement be added to an out-of-state CDL?

No, the "S" (school bus) endorsement must be added by the state of issue.

Can a driver holding an out-of-state CDL drive a school bus for a Vermont school?

Yes, if their license has both an "S" (school bus) and "P" (passenger) endorsement. There are no additional requirements.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Driver's License

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

Why is the license picture black and white?

B&W portrait is a byproduct of our cards being printed on polycarbonate (PC). PC has become the de facto card construction for IDs, particularly in the international market. The biggest advantage is that it is a fully fused, monolithic card that can’t be deconstructed to access the personalization data. 

In our previous cards, the personalization was applied to the surface of the card and thus offers an opportunity to attack the card by “opening it up”. 

Polycarbonate cards are personalized by laser writing and the personalization is in the card. Since the card is fully fused, it can’t be opened up to attack. Unfortunately, except with very expensive equipment, it is not possible to laser write a color image.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What if I am a victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking and do not want my address on my license?

The Safe at Home address confidentiality program, within the Office of the Secretary of State, was implemented to serve victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.

The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help victims who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.

Safe at Home has two components: a substitute address service and a protected records service. These services limit a perpetrator’s ability to access public information that could identify the new location of a victim who is in the program. This is not a witness protection program, rather it is a mail forwarding service.

For more information visit the Secretary of State website.

I've moved to Vermont from another state ...how do I change my driver license to a Vermont Driver License?

Bring your current license, proof of identity, DOB & SSN, and proof of Vermont residency to a DMV office to obtain a Vermont license.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

I am suspended in a state I do not live in why can I not renew the license I already have in my home state?

Since 1996 the federal government requires that all states participate in a program that prevents individuals who have had a suspension issued to them in one state (or more than one state) from obtaining a license in another state. A nationwide system tracks all drivers (or potential drivers) to prevent the issuance of a license to a suspended person.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I am suspended in a state I do not live in why can I not renew the license I already have in my home state?

Since 1996 the federal government requires that all states participate in a program that prevents individuals who have had a suspension issued to them in one state (or more than one state) from obtaining a license in another state. A nationwide system tracks all drivers (or potential drivers) to prevent the issuance of a license to a suspended person.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What if I am a victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking and do not want my address on my license?

The Safe at Home address confidentiality program, within the Office of the Secretary of State, was implemented to serve victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.

The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help victims who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.

Safe at Home has two components: a substitute address service and a protected records service. These services limit a perpetrator’s ability to access public information that could identify the new location of a victim who is in the program. This is not a witness protection program, rather it is a mail forwarding service.

For more information visit the Secretary of State website.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Real ID

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Is a Driver's Privilege Card Real ID compliant?

No

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

Is a Driver's Privilege Card Real ID compliant?

No

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Driver's Privilege Card (DPC)

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Who can get a Driver's Privilege Card?

The Driver's Privilege Card is available to anyone that is a Vermont Resident. Issuance of the DPC does not require proof of legal presence or US citizenship.

Is a Driver's Privilege Card Real ID compliant?

No

What is a Driver's Privilege Card?

A Driver Privilege Card is a Vermont license or permit that is NOT Real ID compliant.

The Driver Privilege Card is available to anyone that is a Vermont Resident. Issuance of the DPC does not require proof of legal presence or US citizenship.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Is a Driver's Privilege Card Real ID compliant?

No

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Is an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Non-Driver ID (EID) acceptable for Real ID compliance?

Yes, the Vermont EDL & EID are designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Vermont EDL & EID are acceptable for official Federal purposes (i.e., boarding a commercial aircraft, accessing a federal facility, or entering a nuclear power plant).

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Junior Driver's License

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Identification

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants
I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing Federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants

Learner Permit

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

My child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Am I allowed to assist with the test?

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

How many times can I take the test?

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

Will I have to pay if I fail and have to take another test?

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

My child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Am I allowed to assist with the test?

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

How does DMV verify the information on the application without seeing any type of identification?

DMV will review the information and run checks to verify the information. If the checks don’t come back clear you will be notified to correct your information before a learner permit is sent to you.

What if my child did this without my permission?

Please contact us and we will review the application. 

Will I have to pay if I fail and have to take another test?

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

How many times can I take the test?

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

I am 18 years old (or older) and just got my permit. Do I still have to drive with a licensed adult who is 25+?

Yes, the age of the permit holder is not relevant. The licensed driver must be unimpaired and 25 or older.

Once I have taken the permit test and paid the fee, do I need to wait for the actual permit to come in the mail?

No. The receipt acts as your temporary learners permit for 90-days from the date on this receipt.  This must be in your possession when operating a motor vehicle.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Can I drive in Vermont if I have a learner's permit from another state?
Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Enforcement

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

How do I get a USDOT number?

To get a USDOT number, new applicants must register online via the Unified Registration System

Who needs to get a USDOT number?

In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and:

You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs.
You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect
You transport 16 or more passengers
You haul hazardous materials

I'm interested in becoming an officer with the DMV. Where should I begin?

Complete an application for employment with the State of Vermont.  If selected, you would then be required to successfully complete;

  • a background check
  • polygraph test, and
  • entrance exams for the full-time Police Academy

After successfully passing these, and if hired, you must then successfully complete the full time Law Enforcement Academy. 

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

How do I get a USDOT number?

To get a USDOT number, new applicants must register online via the Unified Registration System

Who needs to get a USDOT number?

In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and:

You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs.
You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect
You transport 16 or more passengers
You haul hazardous materials

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

Permit

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

How long does an Engineering Review take?

Engineering Reviews can take up to 10 working days.

What constitutes a "Super Load" and requires an Engineering Review?

Permits that meet or exceed the following perimeters:

  • 150,000 pounds or more
  • 100 feet long or longer
  • 15 feet wide or wider
  • 14 feet high or higher
Do I have to maintain a certificate of insurance on file?

Vermont does not require that you maintain proof of insurance on file with the Department, however, proof of insurance is required when:

  • Requesting a Super Load Permit, or
  • Blanket permits that are 100 feet long or longer.
I have a piece of equipment that is wider than my vehicle. What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information pertaining to the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064.

How long is an Engineering Survey valid?

If additional permits are required and the information contained in the original survey is not changed in any manner (including the routes) the Engineering Survey is valid for 6 months.

When can I move loads exceeding the legal limits?

Unless specifically stated on the permit, movement is restricted to daylight hours and shall be made between thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset. No movement is allowed on state highways for loads in excess of 108,000 pounds, over 10' 6" wide, or over 100' long on any Saturday, Sunday, or Friday afternoon between July 1st and Labor Day. No movement is allowed on holidays observed by the State of Vermont. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a legal holiday; if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and these days are restricted as other holidays. See a list of holidays.

How long is the permit valid?

Single trip permits are valid for 10 working days. If the move is not made during this time-frame a new permit must be purchased.

I will be hauling a divisible load (i.e., forest products, milk, water, quarry products). What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information about the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064 or use our contact form.

When can a single trip permit be obtained and what is the turn-around time for approval of permits?

Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (except holidays - see the schedule of holidays. In most cases, a permit clerk should take approximately 45 minutes to respond. However, a 4-hour turn-around time has been established to consider the Unit's workload during busy periods.

Where can I get a copy of the overweight/overdimension rules?

Download a PDF below or use our contact form to request a copy.

Commercial Vehicle Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001
Phone: 802-828-2064

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

When can a single trip permit be obtained and what is the turn-around time for approval of permits?

Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (except holidays - see the schedule of holidays. In most cases, a permit clerk should take approximately 45 minutes to respond. However, a 4-hour turn-around time has been established to consider the Unit's workload during busy periods.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

How long is the permit valid?

Single trip permits are valid for 10 working days. If the move is not made during this time-frame a new permit must be purchased.

When can I move loads exceeding the legal limits?

Unless specifically stated on the permit, movement is restricted to daylight hours and shall be made between thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset. No movement is allowed on state highways for loads in excess of 108,000 pounds, over 10' 6" wide, or over 100' long on any Saturday, Sunday, or Friday afternoon between July 1st and Labor Day. No movement is allowed on holidays observed by the State of Vermont. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a legal holiday; if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and these days are restricted as other holidays. See a list of holidays.

I have a piece of equipment that is wider than my vehicle. What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information pertaining to the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064.

What information is required when requesting a Super Load Permit and Engineering Review?

See the Application and Requirements (form #CVO-106).

Do I have to maintain a certificate of insurance on file?

Vermont does not require that you maintain proof of insurance on file with the Department, however, proof of insurance is required when:

  • Requesting a Super Load Permit, or
  • Blanket permits that are 100 feet long or longer.
Where can I get a copy of the overweight/overdimension rules?

Download a PDF below or use our contact form to request a copy.

Commercial Vehicle Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001
Phone: 802-828-2064

How long is an Engineering Survey valid?

If additional permits are required and the information contained in the original survey is not changed in any manner (including the routes) the Engineering Survey is valid for 6 months.

I will be hauling a divisible load (i.e., forest products, milk, water, quarry products). What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information about the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064 or use our contact form.

What constitutes a "Super Load" and requires an Engineering Review?

Permits that meet or exceed the following perimeters:

  • 150,000 pounds or more
  • 100 feet long or longer
  • 15 feet wide or wider
  • 14 feet high or higher
How long does an Engineering Review take?

Engineering Reviews can take up to 10 working days.

How do I obtain Vermont overdimension permits?
  • Complete and mail an application with the correct fee to Commercial Vehicle Operations.
  • Walk into the Commercial Vehicle Unit in Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Contact a Permit Service Company.
  • Faxed permit applications are accepted if you have an established escrow account.

Oversize/Overweight

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

Commercial Vehicles

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

Where is the designated chain up area in Wilmington?

The designated chain up/down area in Wilmington is the old Route 9 that goes around the marina. This area is signed as the chain up/down area and as a one way road. This area is big enough for several tractor trailers. The pull off west of the marina is not the designated chain up/down area.

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

How do I get a USDOT number?

To get a USDOT number, new applicants must register online via the Unified Registration System

Who needs to get a USDOT number?

In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and:

You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs.
You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect
You transport 16 or more passengers
You haul hazardous materials

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.

Are chains required from West Brattleboro to Wilmington?

There is no law that requires the use of chains on the Hogback Mountain portion of VT Rte 9.  The only mandatory chain-up area is from the chain-up site in Wilmington to the chain-up site in Bennington.

More information on Vermont Chain Up law

Do I need tire chains on a CMV to drive from Wilmington to Brattleboro on Route 9?

No. There is no legal requirement to use chains from the chain up/down area in Wilmington to points east.

Where is the chain up area on route 9 headed west from Exit 2 Brattleboro?

The only designated area to chain up for drivers traveling west is the portion of the old Route 9 that goes around the marina in Wilmington. This area is signed as a chain up area.

How long does an Engineering Review take?

Engineering Reviews can take up to 10 working days.

What is the best way to check the current status of the Route 9 chain-up law?

Storms can be very fluid, and the chain-up requirement may get turned on and off several times during a storm.

When VTrans activates (or de-activates) the chain-up law, they will post to VTrans’ Facebook page, VT511 Twitter page, the 511 Traveler Information website, and push out a VT Alert. 

With VT Alerts you can subscribe to get an email or text alert, so you don’t have to seek out the information.

How long is an Engineering Survey valid?

If additional permits are required and the information contained in the original survey is not changed in any manner (including the routes) the Engineering Survey is valid for 6 months.

What constitutes a "Super Load" and requires an Engineering Review?

Permits that meet or exceed the following perimeters:

  • 150,000 pounds or more
  • 100 feet long or longer
  • 15 feet wide or wider
  • 14 feet high or higher
How do I replenish my Escrow Account?
  • A company or personal check may be mailed or delivered to Commercial Vehicle Operations. Check must be made payable to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (payable in U.S. funds only).
  • Cash is acceptable if delivered in person to Commercial Vehicle Operations.
  • Credit cards are not accepted.
How do I establish an Escrow Account which will allow me to obtain single trip permits by fax?
Do I have to maintain a certificate of insurance on file?

Vermont does not require that you maintain proof of insurance on file with the Department, however, proof of insurance is required when:

  • Requesting a Super Load Permit, or
  • Blanket permits that are 100 feet long or longer.
I have a piece of equipment that is wider than my vehicle. What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information pertaining to the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064.

I will be hauling a divisible load (i.e., forest products, milk, water, quarry products). What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information about the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064 or use our contact form.

How long is the permit valid?

Single trip permits are valid for 10 working days. If the move is not made during this time-frame a new permit must be purchased.

When can a single trip permit be obtained and what is the turn-around time for approval of permits?

Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (except holidays - see the schedule of holidays. In most cases, a permit clerk should take approximately 45 minutes to respond. However, a 4-hour turn-around time has been established to consider the Unit's workload during busy periods.

When can I move loads exceeding the legal limits?

Unless specifically stated on the permit, movement is restricted to daylight hours and shall be made between thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset. No movement is allowed on state highways for loads in excess of 108,000 pounds, over 10' 6" wide, or over 100' long on any Saturday, Sunday, or Friday afternoon between July 1st and Labor Day. No movement is allowed on holidays observed by the State of Vermont. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a legal holiday; if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and these days are restricted as other holidays. See a list of holidays.

Where can I get a copy of the overweight/overdimension rules?

Download a PDF below or use our contact form to request a copy.

Commercial Vehicle Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001
Phone: 802-828-2064

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

How do I get a USDOT number?

To get a USDOT number, new applicants must register online via the Unified Registration System

Who needs to get a USDOT number?

In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and:

You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs.
You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect
You transport 16 or more passengers
You haul hazardous materials

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

What is considered over weight enough to get a ticket/fine?

There are several ways a vehicle can be overweight; such as over the registered weight, over tire limits, over an axle weight, or over gross weight.  Depending on which way a vehicle is overweight depends on what there is for a enforcement tolerance.  Depending on the weight violation, a tolerance will vary from a zero tolerance to a 10% tolerance.  It also depends on whether the vehicle is being operated in conformance with a special permit.  However, there is no weight statute that uses the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as the basis for a vehicle’s legal weight limit.

I have a piece of equipment that is wider than my vehicle. What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information pertaining to the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064.

I will be hauling a divisible load (i.e., forest products, milk, water, quarry products). What type of permit do I need?

This is a complex issue. To obtain information about the type of permits available please contact Commercial Vehicles at 802-828-2064 or use our contact form.

When can I move loads exceeding the legal limits?

Unless specifically stated on the permit, movement is restricted to daylight hours and shall be made between thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset. No movement is allowed on state highways for loads in excess of 108,000 pounds, over 10' 6" wide, or over 100' long on any Saturday, Sunday, or Friday afternoon between July 1st and Labor Day. No movement is allowed on holidays observed by the State of Vermont. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a legal holiday; if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a legal holiday and these days are restricted as other holidays. See a list of holidays.

When can a single trip permit be obtained and what is the turn-around time for approval of permits?

Permits can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (except holidays - see the schedule of holidays. In most cases, a permit clerk should take approximately 45 minutes to respond. However, a 4-hour turn-around time has been established to consider the Unit's workload during busy periods.

If a truck is overweight who is at fault, the operator or the owner of the vehicle

The defendant on a ticket issued for an overweight violation can be the operator or the carrier. The fines for an overweight violation depend on several factors.  The fines are a set amount per thousand pounds overweight, and vary depending the amount of the overweight. It also depends if the vehicle is operating on a permit, and how many overweight tickets the defendant has been convicted of in the last 12 months. The fines can be found in the Judicial Bureau’s Schedule of Fines under Title 23 VSA Section 1391a at the following website: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/eforms/Waiver_Penalty_Schedule.pdf

How long is the permit valid?

Single trip permits are valid for 10 working days. If the move is not made during this time-frame a new permit must be purchased.

Do I have to maintain a certificate of insurance on file?

Vermont does not require that you maintain proof of insurance on file with the Department, however, proof of insurance is required when:

  • Requesting a Super Load Permit, or
  • Blanket permits that are 100 feet long or longer.
Where can I get a copy of the overweight/overdimension rules?

Download a PDF below or use our contact form to request a copy.

Commercial Vehicle Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001
Phone: 802-828-2064

What constitutes a "Super Load" and requires an Engineering Review?

Permits that meet or exceed the following perimeters:

  • 150,000 pounds or more
  • 100 feet long or longer
  • 15 feet wide or wider
  • 14 feet high or higher
How long is an Engineering Survey valid?

If additional permits are required and the information contained in the original survey is not changed in any manner (including the routes) the Engineering Survey is valid for 6 months.

How long does an Engineering Review take?

Engineering Reviews can take up to 10 working days.

FMCSA

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.

Can a commercial truck driver carry a handgun in a commercial vehicle

There is no Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits a firearm from being possessed by a commercial vehicle operator while driving a commercial vehicle.  There might be another law or regulation that prohibits this act depending on who the operator is and what jurisdiction the operator is in.

Communicating with the DMV

How do I use the site to contact DMV?

When you log into your account, click ‘More…’ and click ‘View Messages’ underneath Communications. From there, click “Send a Message’ and you can specify the account or send a general message to the CVO unit with your question.

If you need additional assistance, use our Contact form or call us.

How do I use the site to contact DMV?

When you log into your account, click ‘More…’ and click ‘View Messages’ underneath Communications. From there, click “Send a Message’ and you can specify the account or send a general message to the CVO unit with your question.

If you need additional assistance, use our Contact form or call us.

CVO Online

How do I use the site to contact DMV?

When you log into your account, click ‘More…’ and click ‘View Messages’ underneath Communications. From there, click “Send a Message’ and you can specify the account or send a general message to the CVO unit with your question.

If you need additional assistance, use our Contact form or call us.

How do I check the status of a refund?

On the home page, under Refunds, click on ‘Track a Refund’ and fill in the ID type (FEIN or SSN), the ID number, and the amount of the refund and click ‘Submit’.

How do I create a login?

On the home screen in the upper right-hand corner, select the ‘Create One’ login hyperlink. You will need your identification information and letter ID from the CVO Unit to complete this.

Acceptable Identification:

  • FEIN, SSN or ITIN

Acceptable letter types are:

  • Signup for CVO Online
  • Registration Approved
  • Statement of Accounts

Usernames do not have special requirements however, password requirements must contain:

  • 8 characters minimum
  • One upper case character
  • One lower case character
  • One number
  • One special character
Who is Vermont.gov?

Vermont.gov is the entity under contract with the State of Vermont to build and host the State Web Portal and develop online services for the state. Based in Montpelier, this organization is helping Vermont to become an E-State by aggregating the various state websites into one standards-based system and to provide the state's businesses and citizens with the online services they have come to expect and deserve. The State Web Portal can be accessed here: vermont.gov/portal.

Is it OK to share my username and/or password with my coworkers or other members?

NO!

You should not share your username or your password with anyone. Usernames and passwords are unique to the individual user. Your username and password determine your access roles and rights. Never share your username or your password with anyone.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

How do I access CVO Online?

cvo.mydmv.vermont.gov

Our secure socket layer (SSL) software uses state-of-the-art 128-bit encryption to ensure that your personal and financial information cannot be intercepted during transmission to our server.

All information requests pass through hardware and software security firewalls.

Encrypted personal information includes credit card numbers as well as social security numbers and banking information.

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

What can I do with CVO Online?

CVO Online has many convenient features for you to manage your business related to your accounts with the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Operations Unit. CVO Online removes the barrier of requiring you to come into the office or mail in documents. You can do the following activities with CVO Online:

  • Fuel Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly Fuel returns
    • Renew your bond
    • If you qualify, request a bond release at the time of renewal
  • IFTA Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly IFTA returns
    • Request and/or replace IFTA decals
    • Renew your IFTA license
  • IRP Account
    • Renew IRP vehicles
    • Request to add/delete/refund/change a vehicle
    • Replace decals, cab card and/or plates
    • Request temporary registration
    • Transfer plates
  • Railroad Tax Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly Railroad returns
  • Car Rental Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly/Quarterly Rental returns
    • Renew your bond
  • Diesel Exemption Certificate
    • Renew your certificate
  • Diesel Dealer License
    • Renew your license
  • Diesel Refund
    • Request a diesel refund
  • Additional Activities
    • Viewing and printing your license(s) for free
    • Viewing all letters
    • Go Paperless
    • Viewing and printing all filed returns
    • Messaging the CVO Unit
    • Granting Third Party access
    • Update your contact information
Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

How do I register a new business?

For any of the following account types, click on the ‘Register a Business’ link under Registration from the CVO Online homepage:

  • Fuel Tax Account
  • IFTA Account
  • IRP Account
  • Railroad Tax Account
  • Rental Tax Account
How do I make a payment?

Non-Login: Under Payments, click ‘Make a Payment’ and provide your ID (FEIN, SSN, ITIN) and account ID or fleet ID. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Login: Enter your Username and Password to be directed to a summary of your account information. Click on the hyperlink ‘Make a Payment’. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Note: Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee which is retained by the service company.

How long does it take for an online payment to process and post to my account?

The online payment processes within 2 - 3 business days.

How do I search for a previous submission?

From the home screen without logging in, click on the ‘Find a Submission’ hyperlink at the bottom of the page under Submissions. You will need to enter your email address and the confirmation code you were given.

If you log into the system, you will click on the ‘More…’ heading and click on the ‘Search Submissions’ hyperlink under Submissions. From there you will be able to view pending, processed, and rejected submissions.

Can I make a payment if I don't use a US bank account?

Our online services currently do not support non-US bank routing numbers. If you have any questions regarding making a payment, please contact the Commercial Vehicle Operations.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

What are the criteria that make me eligible for a refund?

See "refunds" on the Diesel Fuel Tax page.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

If I begin filing a return and it isn’t completed, is it saved?

If you are logged in and begin filing a return, click the ‘Save Draft’ button at the bottom-left of the screen. Once you are ready to submit the return, go into your Action Center and click ‘View Submission’ with the corresponding return and click ‘Continue Editing’.

Why does the Fuel return look different?

The Fuel return now contains three different fuel types; Gasoline, Undyed Diesel, and Aviation Fuel. For more information, visit the Fuel Tax page.

Why is it asking to attach schedules when filing my Fuel return?

In order to use CVO Online to file Fuel tax returns, taxpayers will need to upload their schedules using Excel or XML templates. The templates can be found on the Fuel Tax page.

If you do not have Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets can be used for free in order to produce schedules in Excel format.

What if my contact information or email address has changed?

Once you have created your account, you may update your information within the CVO Online system. If you want to contact the CVO Unit use our Contact form here.

How do I use the site to contact DMV?

When you log into your account, click ‘More…’ and click ‘View Messages’ underneath Communications. From there, click “Send a Message’ and you can specify the account or send a general message to the CVO unit with your question.

If you need additional assistance, use our Contact form or call us.

How do I reset a username or password?

From the home screen, click on the ‘Forgot username or password?’

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

If I am a third-party, how do I get access to my clients account?

First, you will need to create a web login. Click the ‘Create One’ link and indicate you are third-party. When you log in to your account click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the bottom middle. Click the ‘Request Access’ link, you will need to provide the account ID of your client. Your client will either receive a letter in the mail or email notification. Then your client can log into CVO Online and grant you access.

How do I create third-party access to my account?

When you login to your account, click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the lower right-hand corner. From there you will be able to select from the hyperlink ‘Grant Third Party Access’. You will need to provide either the username or email your third-party used to register with CVO Online.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

I am a third-party but my client does not have a web account, how do I get access?

You will follow the same steps to request access and your client will receive a letter in the mail. Your client will go to CVO Online and under Submissions, click the ‘Review Third Party Access’, and grant you access to their account(s) without needing to log in or create a web account.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

What can I do with CVO Online?

CVO Online has many convenient features for you to manage your business related to your accounts with the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Operations Unit. CVO Online removes the barrier of requiring you to come into the office or mail in documents. You can do the following activities with CVO Online:

  • Fuel Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly Fuel returns
    • Renew your bond
    • If you qualify, request a bond release at the time of renewal
  • IFTA Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly IFTA returns
    • Request and/or replace IFTA decals
    • Renew your IFTA license
  • IRP Account
    • Renew IRP vehicles
    • Request to add/delete/refund/change a vehicle
    • Replace decals, cab card and/or plates
    • Request temporary registration
    • Transfer plates
  • Railroad Tax Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly Railroad returns
  • Car Rental Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly/Quarterly Rental returns
    • Renew your bond
  • Diesel Exemption Certificate
    • Renew your certificate
  • Diesel Dealer License
    • Renew your license
  • Diesel Refund
    • Request a diesel refund
  • Additional Activities
    • Viewing and printing your license(s) for free
    • Viewing all letters
    • Go Paperless
    • Viewing and printing all filed returns
    • Messaging the CVO Unit
    • Granting Third Party access
    • Update your contact information
Why is it asking to attach schedules when filing my Fuel return?

In order to use CVO Online to file Fuel tax returns, taxpayers will need to upload their schedules using Excel or XML templates. The templates can be found on the Fuel Tax page.

If you do not have Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets can be used for free in order to produce schedules in Excel format.

What if my contact information or email address has changed?

Once you have created your account, you may update your information within the CVO Online system. If you want to contact the CVO Unit use our Contact form here.

How do I register a new business?

For any of the following account types, click on the ‘Register a Business’ link under Registration from the CVO Online homepage:

  • Fuel Tax Account
  • IFTA Account
  • IRP Account
  • Railroad Tax Account
  • Rental Tax Account
Why does the Fuel return look different?

The Fuel return now contains three different fuel types; Gasoline, Undyed Diesel, and Aviation Fuel. For more information, visit the Fuel Tax page.

How do I create a login?

On the home screen in the upper right-hand corner, select the ‘Create One’ login hyperlink. You will need your identification information and letter ID from the CVO Unit to complete this.

Acceptable Identification:

  • FEIN, SSN or ITIN

Acceptable letter types are:

  • Signup for CVO Online
  • Registration Approved
  • Statement of Accounts

Usernames do not have special requirements however, password requirements must contain:

  • 8 characters minimum
  • One upper case character
  • One lower case character
  • One number
  • One special character
If I begin filing a return and it isn’t completed, is it saved?

If you are logged in and begin filing a return, click the ‘Save Draft’ button at the bottom-left of the screen. Once you are ready to submit the return, go into your Action Center and click ‘View Submission’ with the corresponding return and click ‘Continue Editing’.

How do I reset a username or password?

From the home screen, click on the ‘Forgot username or password?’

I am a third-party but my client does not have a web account, how do I get access?

You will follow the same steps to request access and your client will receive a letter in the mail. Your client will go to CVO Online and under Submissions, click the ‘Review Third Party Access’, and grant you access to their account(s) without needing to log in or create a web account.

How do I create third-party access to my account?

When you login to your account, click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the lower right-hand corner. From there you will be able to select from the hyperlink ‘Grant Third Party Access’. You will need to provide either the username or email your third-party used to register with CVO Online.

If I am a third-party, how do I get access to my clients account?

First, you will need to create a web login. Click the ‘Create One’ link and indicate you are third-party. When you log in to your account click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the bottom middle. Click the ‘Request Access’ link, you will need to provide the account ID of your client. Your client will either receive a letter in the mail or email notification. Then your client can log into CVO Online and grant you access.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

How do I make a payment?

Non-Login: Under Payments, click ‘Make a Payment’ and provide your ID (FEIN, SSN, ITIN) and account ID or fleet ID. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Login: Enter your Username and Password to be directed to a summary of your account information. Click on the hyperlink ‘Make a Payment’. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Note: Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee which is retained by the service company.

How long does it take for an online payment to process and post to my account?

The online payment processes within 2 - 3 business days.

How do I search for a previous submission?

From the home screen without logging in, click on the ‘Find a Submission’ hyperlink at the bottom of the page under Submissions. You will need to enter your email address and the confirmation code you were given.

If you log into the system, you will click on the ‘More…’ heading and click on the ‘Search Submissions’ hyperlink under Submissions. From there you will be able to view pending, processed, and rejected submissions.

Can I make a payment if I don't use a US bank account?

Our online services currently do not support non-US bank routing numbers. If you have any questions regarding making a payment, please contact the Commercial Vehicle Operations.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

What are the criteria that make me eligible for a refund?

See "refunds" on the Diesel Fuel Tax page.

How do I check the status of a refund?

On the home page, under Refunds, click on ‘Track a Refund’ and fill in the ID type (FEIN or SSN), the ID number, and the amount of the refund and click ‘Submit’.

Who is Vermont.gov?

Vermont.gov is the entity under contract with the State of Vermont to build and host the State Web Portal and develop online services for the state. Based in Montpelier, this organization is helping Vermont to become an E-State by aggregating the various state websites into one standards-based system and to provide the state's businesses and citizens with the online services they have come to expect and deserve. The State Web Portal can be accessed here: vermont.gov/portal.

How do I access CVO Online?

cvo.mydmv.vermont.gov

Our secure socket layer (SSL) software uses state-of-the-art 128-bit encryption to ensure that your personal and financial information cannot be intercepted during transmission to our server.

All information requests pass through hardware and software security firewalls.

Encrypted personal information includes credit card numbers as well as social security numbers and banking information.

Is it OK to share my username and/or password with my coworkers or other members?

NO!

You should not share your username or your password with anyone. Usernames and passwords are unique to the individual user. Your username and password determine your access roles and rights. Never share your username or your password with anyone.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Contact Us

What is the mailing address for DMV?

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05603-0001

*NOTICE: Due to the current delays with the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail delivery may take up to two weeks.

What phone number can I call to reach DMV?

See a list of phone numbers here.

What is the mailing address for DMV?

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05603-0001

*NOTICE: Due to the current delays with the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail delivery may take up to two weeks.

Mailing Address

What is the mailing address for DMV?

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05603-0001

*NOTICE: Due to the current delays with the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail delivery may take up to two weeks.

What is the mailing address for DMV?

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05603-0001

*NOTICE: Due to the current delays with the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail delivery may take up to two weeks.

Initial Logon

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Webinar Q&A

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

I do several companies IFTA's do I have to sign up for each company separately

You can do that under one logon. Choose Third Party as your login type when you sign up for CVO online and you can request access to the companies' accounts once you have signed up.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

Security Questions

Is it OK to share my username and/or password with my coworkers or other members?

NO!

You should not share your username or your password with anyone. Usernames and passwords are unique to the individual user. Your username and password determine your access roles and rights. Never share your username or your password with anyone.

How do I access CVO Online?

cvo.mydmv.vermont.gov

Our secure socket layer (SSL) software uses state-of-the-art 128-bit encryption to ensure that your personal and financial information cannot be intercepted during transmission to our server.

All information requests pass through hardware and software security firewalls.

Encrypted personal information includes credit card numbers as well as social security numbers and banking information.

Who is Vermont.gov?

Vermont.gov is the entity under contract with the State of Vermont to build and host the State Web Portal and develop online services for the state. Based in Montpelier, this organization is helping Vermont to become an E-State by aggregating the various state websites into one standards-based system and to provide the state's businesses and citizens with the online services they have come to expect and deserve. The State Web Portal can be accessed here: vermont.gov/portal.

Who is Vermont.gov?

Vermont.gov is the entity under contract with the State of Vermont to build and host the State Web Portal and develop online services for the state. Based in Montpelier, this organization is helping Vermont to become an E-State by aggregating the various state websites into one standards-based system and to provide the state's businesses and citizens with the online services they have come to expect and deserve. The State Web Portal can be accessed here: vermont.gov/portal.

How do I access CVO Online?

cvo.mydmv.vermont.gov

Our secure socket layer (SSL) software uses state-of-the-art 128-bit encryption to ensure that your personal and financial information cannot be intercepted during transmission to our server.

All information requests pass through hardware and software security firewalls.

Encrypted personal information includes credit card numbers as well as social security numbers and banking information.

Is it OK to share my username and/or password with my coworkers or other members?

NO!

You should not share your username or your password with anyone. Usernames and passwords are unique to the individual user. Your username and password determine your access roles and rights. Never share your username or your password with anyone.

IFTA Q&A

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

Payment will no longer be separated by fuel type, like how it is now?

Your payment details for each fuel type and jurisdiction will be displayed on the Tax Summary step. This step should be familiar to the way you're currently filing IFTA returns

Getting Started

What can I do with CVO Online?

CVO Online has many convenient features for you to manage your business related to your accounts with the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Operations Unit. CVO Online removes the barrier of requiring you to come into the office or mail in documents. You can do the following activities with CVO Online:

  • Fuel Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly Fuel returns
    • Renew your bond
    • If you qualify, request a bond release at the time of renewal
  • IFTA Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly IFTA returns
    • Request and/or replace IFTA decals
    • Renew your IFTA license
  • IRP Account
    • Renew IRP vehicles
    • Request to add/delete/refund/change a vehicle
    • Replace decals, cab card and/or plates
    • Request temporary registration
    • Transfer plates
  • Railroad Tax Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly Railroad returns
  • Car Rental Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly/Quarterly Rental returns
    • Renew your bond
  • Diesel Exemption Certificate
    • Renew your certificate
  • Diesel Dealer License
    • Renew your license
  • Diesel Refund
    • Request a diesel refund
  • Additional Activities
    • Viewing and printing your license(s) for free
    • Viewing all letters
    • Go Paperless
    • Viewing and printing all filed returns
    • Messaging the CVO Unit
    • Granting Third Party access
    • Update your contact information
How do I register a new business?

For any of the following account types, click on the ‘Register a Business’ link under Registration from the CVO Online homepage:

  • Fuel Tax Account
  • IFTA Account
  • IRP Account
  • Railroad Tax Account
  • Rental Tax Account
If I begin filing a return and it isn’t completed, is it saved?

If you are logged in and begin filing a return, click the ‘Save Draft’ button at the bottom-left of the screen. Once you are ready to submit the return, go into your Action Center and click ‘View Submission’ with the corresponding return and click ‘Continue Editing’.

Why does the Fuel return look different?

The Fuel return now contains three different fuel types; Gasoline, Undyed Diesel, and Aviation Fuel. For more information, visit the Fuel Tax page.

Why is it asking to attach schedules when filing my Fuel return?

In order to use CVO Online to file Fuel tax returns, taxpayers will need to upload their schedules using Excel or XML templates. The templates can be found on the Fuel Tax page.

If you do not have Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets can be used for free in order to produce schedules in Excel format.

How do I create a login?

On the home screen in the upper right-hand corner, select the ‘Create One’ login hyperlink. You will need your identification information and letter ID from the CVO Unit to complete this.

Acceptable Identification:

  • FEIN, SSN or ITIN

Acceptable letter types are:

  • Signup for CVO Online
  • Registration Approved
  • Statement of Accounts

Usernames do not have special requirements however, password requirements must contain:

  • 8 characters minimum
  • One upper case character
  • One lower case character
  • One number
  • One special character
What if my contact information or email address has changed?

Once you have created your account, you may update your information within the CVO Online system. If you want to contact the CVO Unit use our Contact form here.

How do I reset a username or password?

From the home screen, click on the ‘Forgot username or password?’

Why is it asking to attach schedules when filing my Fuel return?

In order to use CVO Online to file Fuel tax returns, taxpayers will need to upload their schedules using Excel or XML templates. The templates can be found on the Fuel Tax page.

If you do not have Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets can be used for free in order to produce schedules in Excel format.

How do I register a new business?

For any of the following account types, click on the ‘Register a Business’ link under Registration from the CVO Online homepage:

  • Fuel Tax Account
  • IFTA Account
  • IRP Account
  • Railroad Tax Account
  • Rental Tax Account
What if my contact information or email address has changed?

Once you have created your account, you may update your information within the CVO Online system. If you want to contact the CVO Unit use our Contact form here.

How do I create a login?

On the home screen in the upper right-hand corner, select the ‘Create One’ login hyperlink. You will need your identification information and letter ID from the CVO Unit to complete this.

Acceptable Identification:

  • FEIN, SSN or ITIN

Acceptable letter types are:

  • Signup for CVO Online
  • Registration Approved
  • Statement of Accounts

Usernames do not have special requirements however, password requirements must contain:

  • 8 characters minimum
  • One upper case character
  • One lower case character
  • One number
  • One special character
Why does the Fuel return look different?

The Fuel return now contains three different fuel types; Gasoline, Undyed Diesel, and Aviation Fuel. For more information, visit the Fuel Tax page.

How do I reset a username or password?

From the home screen, click on the ‘Forgot username or password?’

What can I do with CVO Online?

CVO Online has many convenient features for you to manage your business related to your accounts with the Vermont DMV Commercial Vehicle Operations Unit. CVO Online removes the barrier of requiring you to come into the office or mail in documents. You can do the following activities with CVO Online:

  • Fuel Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly Fuel returns
    • Renew your bond
    • If you qualify, request a bond release at the time of renewal
  • IFTA Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly IFTA returns
    • Request and/or replace IFTA decals
    • Renew your IFTA license
  • IRP Account
    • Renew IRP vehicles
    • Request to add/delete/refund/change a vehicle
    • Replace decals, cab card and/or plates
    • Request temporary registration
    • Transfer plates
  • Railroad Tax Account
    • File and pay for Quarterly Railroad returns
  • Car Rental Tax Account
    • File and pay for Monthly/Quarterly Rental returns
    • Renew your bond
  • Diesel Exemption Certificate
    • Renew your certificate
  • Diesel Dealer License
    • Renew your license
  • Diesel Refund
    • Request a diesel refund
  • Additional Activities
    • Viewing and printing your license(s) for free
    • Viewing all letters
    • Go Paperless
    • Viewing and printing all filed returns
    • Messaging the CVO Unit
    • Granting Third Party access
    • Update your contact information
If I begin filing a return and it isn’t completed, is it saved?

If you are logged in and begin filing a return, click the ‘Save Draft’ button at the bottom-left of the screen. Once you are ready to submit the return, go into your Action Center and click ‘View Submission’ with the corresponding return and click ‘Continue Editing’.

General

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Will this webinar be available to be viewed later?

The webinar was recorded and is posted here. A link will be provided to attendees.

Is there a deadline for using the online system?

You can continue to use paper as there are currently no plans for an e-file mandate. However, we do encourage you to use CVO Online as it should be easier to use over time.

Will we get a copy of the slides?

Yes, the slides are posted here.

Payments

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Who do I make a check payable to?

Vermont DMV

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

Who do I make a check payable to?

Vermont DMV

Is the payment effective as of that day as long as it is before 11:59 pm?

Yes, payments will be effective the day they are made. However, payments made after approximately 6:00 pm may take additional time to process; Regardless of the time of payment, it will be dated the day that you made the payment.

My company pays via electronic funds transfer, will that option still be possible instead of the submission within the State web portal?

You will be allowed to pay in any accepted methods whether or not your activity is done online, on paper, or in person. However, licensed Distributors must remit funds via an electronic funds transfer. 

Refund Questions

How do I check the status of a refund?

On the home page, under Refunds, click on ‘Track a Refund’ and fill in the ID type (FEIN or SSN), the ID number, and the amount of the refund and click ‘Submit’.

What are the criteria that make me eligible for a refund?

See "refunds" on the Diesel Fuel Tax page.

What are the criteria that make me eligible for a refund?

See "refunds" on the Diesel Fuel Tax page.

How do I check the status of a refund?

On the home page, under Refunds, click on ‘Track a Refund’ and fill in the ID type (FEIN or SSN), the ID number, and the amount of the refund and click ‘Submit’.

Making Payments

How do I make a payment?

Non-Login: Under Payments, click ‘Make a Payment’ and provide your ID (FEIN, SSN, ITIN) and account ID or fleet ID. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Login: Enter your Username and Password to be directed to a summary of your account information. Click on the hyperlink ‘Make a Payment’. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Note: Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee which is retained by the service company.

How long does it take for an online payment to process and post to my account?

The online payment processes within 2 - 3 business days.

How do I search for a previous submission?

From the home screen without logging in, click on the ‘Find a Submission’ hyperlink at the bottom of the page under Submissions. You will need to enter your email address and the confirmation code you were given.

If you log into the system, you will click on the ‘More…’ heading and click on the ‘Search Submissions’ hyperlink under Submissions. From there you will be able to view pending, processed, and rejected submissions.

Can I make a payment if I don't use a US bank account?

Our online services currently do not support non-US bank routing numbers. If you have any questions regarding making a payment, please contact the Commercial Vehicle Operations.

How do I search for a previous submission?

From the home screen without logging in, click on the ‘Find a Submission’ hyperlink at the bottom of the page under Submissions. You will need to enter your email address and the confirmation code you were given.

If you log into the system, you will click on the ‘More…’ heading and click on the ‘Search Submissions’ hyperlink under Submissions. From there you will be able to view pending, processed, and rejected submissions.

How do I make a payment?

Non-Login: Under Payments, click ‘Make a Payment’ and provide your ID (FEIN, SSN, ITIN) and account ID or fleet ID. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Login: Enter your Username and Password to be directed to a summary of your account information. Click on the hyperlink ‘Make a Payment’. Afterward, you will be prompted how much you want to pay and if you are paying with a credit card or ACH debit. When paying with a credit card, you will be re-directed to our external services. When the payment is complete, you will be directed back to CVO Online.

Note: Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee which is retained by the service company.

How long does it take for an online payment to process and post to my account?

The online payment processes within 2 - 3 business days.

Can I make a payment if I don't use a US bank account?

Our online services currently do not support non-US bank routing numbers. If you have any questions regarding making a payment, please contact the Commercial Vehicle Operations.

IRP Q&A

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Were those Word docs for the 2290's?

Yes, that was a sample copy of the 2290. If you are requesting the CVO unit to mail in your 2290 with payment on your behalf, that will need to be mailed in or brought in to the office.

Motor Fuel

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

For the first month can we continue to utilize the current forms due to the pandemic?

No, you must use the new form because the tax rates will change quarterly.

Will the prior returns page online have the paper returns filed previously?

The prior returns page will have the previous few years of returns filed. Once you begin filing returns online, it will also have your new returns.

Are you going to show how, where the information is inputted into the template?

Not as part of this demonstration, If you go to the CVO page you will find guides for both the Excel and XML versions. If you would like to send us a test file, please submit by email.

If you are a business that is not located in Vermont but you do business in Vermont do they file differently?

No, You will file the same way as Vermont based businesses.

Why does the tax for undyed diesel show $0.32 tax and $0.01 clean up fund for a total of $0.33 when the current rate is $0.31 plus $0.01 cleanup for a total of $0.32?

The undyed diesel rate is $0.32. Calculated at $0.28 tax + $0.03 MFTIA Fee + $0.01 Clean up fee. Undyed diesel sold to exempt customers pay the $0.01 per gallon Clean up Fee.

Is the diesel disbursement reporting is only for gallons that go into underground tanks and not for individual sales from the pump?

Retail diesel pump sales should not be reported on the distributor return. Deliveries of diesel fuel into the retail pump storage tank are reported on the return and Tax is paid when the diesel is delivered to the retail pump storage tank.

If you are the only company that makes deliveries to a customer do we need to track all individual delivery or just the total gallons delivered throughout the month?

No, you must also report from who the fuel was purchased from and where the fuel was received from.

Will we still be able to enter a total for the month of all transactions of gasoline pulled from our pump?

You must maintain records detailing individual transactions for audit purposes, but you may report customer totals on the monthly distributor return.

Why did you change the numbers of the schedules?

In reference to the names of the schedules on the Motor Tax Fuel form (1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5AA, 6D, 7A, and 10A) they were changed to be aligned with Motor Fuel Uniformity Project standards.

Going forward with the new sheet, is it required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet?

Correct, for the new sheet, it is required to have each delivery entered into the system on the excel sheet.

Granting Additional Access

If I am a third-party, how do I get access to my clients account?

First, you will need to create a web login. Click the ‘Create One’ link and indicate you are third-party. When you log in to your account click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the bottom middle. Click the ‘Request Access’ link, you will need to provide the account ID of your client. Your client will either receive a letter in the mail or email notification. Then your client can log into CVO Online and grant you access.

I am a third-party but my client does not have a web account, how do I get access?

You will follow the same steps to request access and your client will receive a letter in the mail. Your client will go to CVO Online and under Submissions, click the ‘Review Third Party Access’, and grant you access to their account(s) without needing to log in or create a web account.

How do I create third-party access to my account?

When you login to your account, click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the lower right-hand corner. From there you will be able to select from the hyperlink ‘Grant Third Party Access’. You will need to provide either the username or email your third-party used to register with CVO Online.

I am a third-party but my client does not have a web account, how do I get access?

You will follow the same steps to request access and your client will receive a letter in the mail. Your client will go to CVO Online and under Submissions, click the ‘Review Third Party Access’, and grant you access to their account(s) without needing to log in or create a web account.

How do I create third-party access to my account?

When you login to your account, click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the lower right-hand corner. From there you will be able to select from the hyperlink ‘Grant Third Party Access’. You will need to provide either the username or email your third-party used to register with CVO Online.

If I am a third-party, how do I get access to my clients account?

First, you will need to create a web login. Click the ‘Create One’ link and indicate you are third-party. When you log in to your account click on the ‘More…’ selection and Access will be in the bottom middle. Click the ‘Request Access’ link, you will need to provide the account ID of your client. Your client will either receive a letter in the mail or email notification. Then your client can log into CVO Online and grant you access.

Driver Records

How can I obtain a driving record or bulk driving records?

See the DMV Records Request information.

Safety

What if I am a victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking and do not want my address on my license?

The Safe at Home address confidentiality program, within the Office of the Secretary of State, was implemented to serve victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.

The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help victims who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.

Safe at Home has two components: a substitute address service and a protected records service. These services limit a perpetrator’s ability to access public information that could identify the new location of a victim who is in the program. This is not a witness protection program, rather it is a mail forwarding service.

For more information visit the Secretary of State website.

What if I am a victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking and do not want my address on my license?

The Safe at Home address confidentiality program, within the Office of the Secretary of State, was implemented to serve victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.

The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help victims who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.

Safe at Home has two components: a substitute address service and a protected records service. These services limit a perpetrator’s ability to access public information that could identify the new location of a victim who is in the program. This is not a witness protection program, rather it is a mail forwarding service.

For more information visit the Secretary of State website.

Limited Term

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

Does a Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” have different or lesser privileges?

No. The Driver's License or ID card remains fully valid for all purposes normally associated with a Driver's License or ID card in the form issued.

A Driver's License or ID card marked “limited term” merely signifies that it is issued to a person who is a foreign national with temporary lawful status in the United States and has a shorter term than a regular Driver's License or ID card.

If I have temporary lawful status in the United States, will the Driver's License or ID card issued to me be different?

Your card will read “limited term” and the expiration date will coincide with the expiration of valid legal status obtained from documentation provided. If your lawful stay has no defined end or expiration date, you will have the option of choosing a 2 or 4 year card.

License Suspension

I am suspended in a state I do not live in why can I not renew the license I already have in my home state?

Since 1996 the federal government requires that all states participate in a program that prevents individuals who have had a suspension issued to them in one state (or more than one state) from obtaining a license in another state. A nationwide system tracks all drivers (or potential drivers) to prevent the issuance of a license to a suspended person.

When I went to court no one told me I had to complete an alcohol treatment program ...why is DMV telling me that I'm required to do this?

Vermont law requires that anyone suspended for an alcohol-related offense must complete an alcohol treatment program. The courts generally try to make you aware of this requirement at the time of your hearing, but if even if they fail to tell you about it you must meet this requirement.

I live out-of-state ...do I have to come back to Vermont to take an alcohol treatment program?

If you live in another state you can take an alcohol treatment program in that state. You must contact the Vermont Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) before enrolling in a program outside of Vermont. Not all alcohol treatment programs are accepted, and you must ensure that you participate in an acceptable program.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov

I paid my ticket(s) a long time ago ...why am I still under suspension?

Once a suspension for failure to pay a fine on a ticket or a citation goes into effect you must meet all requirements for reinstatement. In addition to paying your fine to the court you must pay a reinstatement fee to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. If you have paid your fine but have not paid your reinstatement fee you cannot be reinstated. There is no statute of limitations on driver suspensions ...they remain in effect until all requirements have been met and this Department has issued a notice of reinstatement.

 

Why didn't I receive anything telling me that I've been suspended?

Notices of suspension are mailed to your address as it appears on our computer system at the time that the suspension is issued. If you have moved and have not notified this Department of your new address (as required by law) you may not receive your written notice of suspension.

Can I pay my tickets to the DMV along with my reinstatement fee?

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles does not accept payments for fines. These must be paid directly to the appropriate court.

When I went to court no one told me I had to complete an alcohol treatment program ...why is DMV telling me that I'm required to do this?

Vermont law requires that anyone suspended for an alcohol-related offense must complete an alcohol treatment program. The courts generally try to make you aware of this requirement at the time of your hearing, but if even if they fail to tell you about it you must meet this requirement.

My suspension was only supposed to be for a couple of weeks and I went under suspension years ago ...why am I still under suspension?

In Vermont there is no statute of limitations on driver suspensions. All driver suspensions remain on an individual's record and in effect until the individual has complied with all requirements related to the suspension and a reinstatement has been issued.

I live out-of-state ...do I have to come back to Vermont to take an alcohol treatment program?

If you live in another state you can take an alcohol treatment program in that state. You must contact the Vermont Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) before enrolling in a program outside of Vermont. Not all alcohol treatment programs are accepted, and you must ensure that you participate in an acceptable program.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov

I am suspended in a state I do not live in why can I not renew the license I already have in my home state?

Since 1996 the federal government requires that all states participate in a program that prevents individuals who have had a suspension issued to them in one state (or more than one state) from obtaining a license in another state. A nationwide system tracks all drivers (or potential drivers) to prevent the issuance of a license to a suspended person.

Why is a filing of Financial Responsibility Insurance required for an offense involving alcohol?

The Vermont legislature passed a law that became effective on April 29, 1998 making it mandatory for an individual to file Financial Responsibility Insurance for all criminal alcohol-related offenses. In 2000 the Vermont legislature passed a law that became effective on July 1, 2000 making it mandatory for an individual to file Financial Responsibility Insurance for a civil alcohol-related offenses.

If the only reason I've been suspended is because I don't have Financial Responsibility Insurance on file with the DMV do I have to pay the Department a reinstatement fee?

No, the reinstatement fee is not required if the only suspension on your record is for insurance purposes.

Where do I send a reinstatement fee?

You can pay your reinstatement fee online, or at our main office in Montpelier, or mail your reinstatement fee to Vermont DMV, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05603-0001 (to the attention of Driver Improvement), together with a paper stating that you are paying your reinstatement fee and providing your full name, your date of birth and your current mailing address. DO NOT MAIL CASH.

Exam/Test

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

My child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Am I allowed to assist with the test?

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

How many times can I take the test?

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

Will I have to pay if I fail and have to take another test?

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

My child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Am I allowed to assist with the test?

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

How many times can I take the test?

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

Will I have to pay if I fail and have to take another test?

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

Graduated License

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

DriveVT

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

Do you have a video overview of DriveVT?

Of course we do - youtube.com/DriveVT

Why is the practice test in DriveVT grayed out?

You must complete the lessons prior to using the test. You can always go back to revisit a section, but you can not jump ahead.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

How long do I have to wait to re-test if I fail?

If you fail a road test, you must wait at least seven days before retaking the test.

If you fail a knowledge test you must wait at least one day before retaking the test.

Do I have to hold the permit for a year prior to taking my driver’s test?

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

I disagree with the scoring of some of the questions on the test and I failed. What do I do?

We can research and get back to you regarding your test. Contact us here.

Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)

How can I confirm that my training provider is on the TPR?

For the most updated list of training providers on the TPR, visit the FMCSA’s ELDT website for details.

What is FMCSA’s CDL ELDT requirement?

No Commercial Driver License (CDL) entry-level operator may take a CDL skills test to receive a CDL A, CDL B, Passenger (P) Endorsement, or School Bus (S) Endorsement unless the driver has successfully completed a mandatory theory (knowledge) and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training program by a registered CDL ELDT provider/trainer.

Also, any individual seeking a Hazardous Material (H) Endorsement must complete the respective ELDT training prior to taking the Hazardous Material (H) Endorsement knowledge test.

What role will the Vermont DMV play in the ELDT regulations?

 Vermont DMV will verify that an entry-level driver has completed the required training before allowing the driver to proceed with testing.

Who Is Exempt from ELDT?
  • Any individual that holds a Class A, Class, B, a Passenger (P) Endorsement, and/or School Bus (S) Endorsement, and/or a Hazardous Material (H) Endorsement prior to February 7, 2022.
  • Any individual that has a valid Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) issued prior to February 7, 2022, and obtains the CDL before the CLP expires.
  • Any individual that qualifies for a waiver under 49 CFR Section 383.
Where can I find the list of Vermont licensed CDL training school providers?
What is the Training Provider Registry (TPR)?

The TPR is a system created and managed by FMCSA. The system will list all ELDT providers that are approved by FMCSA and allow ELDT providers to submit ELDT completion information to the TPR. The completion information maintained on the TPR serves as proof that the entry-level driver applicant has completed the required ELDT.

If I obtain a commercial driver license (CDL) before February 7, 2022, but have not obtained a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement before February 7, 2022, am I still subject to the ELDT requirements?

Yes. Any driver applying to obtain an S, P, or H endorsement for the first time on or after February 7, 2022, is required to complete the ELDT.

What training must an entry-level driver complete to obtain a Hazardous Material (H) endorsement?

To obtain a Hazardous Materials (H) endorsement, the entry-level driver must complete mandatory theory (knowledge) training provided by a training provider listed on the TPR prior to taking the knowledge test for the Hazardous Material (H) endorsement. For more information regarding required training, see the FMCSA’s ELDT Curriculum Summary.

What is a training provider?

FMCSA defines that training providers can include, but are not limited to, training schools, educational institutions, rural electric cooperatives, motor carriers, state/local governments, school districts, joint labor-management programs, owner-operators, and individuals. These examples are not intended to be a finite list; FMCSA adds them to illustrate the range of entities that could potentially be eligible for listing on the TPR. In addition, FMCSA notes that eligible providers may provide training either on a "for-hire" or "not-for-hire" basis. Examples include motor carriers who provide ELDT at no cost to current or prospective employees, independent training schools charging tuition, and individuals who train family or friends.

Who can provide Entry-Level Driver Training?

Only training providers listed on the TPR can provide ELDT.

How can an entity become eligible to be listed on the TPR?

To be eligible for listing on the TPR, an entity must apply to and be approved by the FMCSA. Training providers must also comply with all applicable state requirements.

For a complete list of federal requirements, visit the FMCSA’s ELDT main page for details.

For organizations that train entry-level CDL drivers, see the Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Implementation Checklist.

For more information regarding required training, visit the FMCSA’s ELDT Curriculum Summary.

Where can I find information for registering on the TPR?

For information needed to register on the TPR and the most updated timeline for registering, visit the FMCSA’s ELDT main page.

To provide ELDT, do I also need to be licensed as a driving school in Vermont?

If you are in Vermont AND you provide instruction for hire, you must be a licensed driving school. For more information about applying for a driving school license visit the Driver Training Instructors page.

What training must an entry-level driver complete to take a commercial driver license (CDL) skills test?

Entry-level drivers attempting to take a CDL skills test to receive a Class A CDL, Class B CDL, passenger (P) endorsement, or school bus (S) endorsement must successfully complete a mandatory theory (knowledge) and a behind-the-wheel (BTW) training provided by a training provider listed on the TPR.

For more information regarding required training, see the FMCSA’s ELDT Curriculum Summary.

Will Vermont accept ELDT completion from other states?

Yes. If the training provider is on the TPR, Vermont will accept the ELDT completion.

Experienced Rider Course

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program ERC course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

Do I need a motorcycle to take an Experienced Rider License Wavier or Skills Plus Course?

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.
What are the Vermont Rider Education Program Experienced Courses?

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course?

Students successfully completing the Experienced Rider License Waiver Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid motorcycle permit.

What are the Vermont Rider Education Program Experienced Courses?

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program ERC course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

Do I need a motorcycle to take an Experienced Rider License Wavier or Skills Plus Course?

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.
Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid motorcycle permit.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course?

Students successfully completing the Experienced Rider License Waiver Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Fees

Who do I make checks payable to?

Vermont DMV

Can I pay using a credit card?

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover for our online and in-person services.

If you are mailing paperwork that requires payment, send a check or money order.

Who do I make a check payable to?

Vermont DMV

Who do I make a check payable to?

Vermont DMV

Gift

I am gifting my vehicle to someone, can I also gift my plates to them to use?

No, you may gift your personally owned vehicle to anyone you choose, but the plates belong to you and not to the vehicle. The new owner must apply for new plates and registration under their name.

Hours

What are your holiday hours?

DMV is closed for all Vermont State Holidays.

What are your hours?

Hours vary by location.

Appointments are recommended, visit mydmv.vermont.gov to schedule a visit.

IID

What happens if I fail the breath test when I try to start my car?

The vehicle will not start and the IID will enter a short lockout period of a few minutes.  This lockout period allows an opportunity for the alcohol to dissipate from the mouth and for you to consider the reason for the failed breath alcohol test, for example; is the failure a result of the use of mouthwash, cough syrup, etc., or as a result of consuming too much alcohol.  The IID will record the failure, which will be noted in the data report.  If you make 3 attempts to start a vehicle with a BAC of .04 or above, your IID requirements will be extended for a period of 3 months.  

What happens if I have repair work or a Vermont State Inspection done on my IID equipped vehicle?

We strongly suggest that you notify your installer before performing vehicle maintenance, service or repairs that would involve starting or driving your vehicle or disconnecting the battery.  Your auto repair technician can contact your installer for specific instructions on how to avoid recording erroneous violations.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device

An Ignition Interlock Device, referred to as an “IID”, is an after-market device which is installed in a vehicle.  The IID is connected to the starter or ignition, or other on-board computer system of a vehicle.  The device prevents a driver from operating the vehicle if the driver has been drinking.  Before starting the vehicle, a driver must blow into the device; if the driver’s BAC is at or over a pre-set limit, 0.02 in Vermont, the IID will not allow the vehicle to start.  Once the vehicle is started, at random times during the operation of the vehicle, the device will prompt the driver to provide another breath sample, referred to as “random retests”.  If the breath sample is not provided, or if the breath sample is at or exceeds a BAC of 0.02, the IID will log the event as a “failure”, and will then signal the vehicle to begin flashing the lights and sounding the horn.  This will continue until the vehicle is turned off, or a clean breath sample has been provided.

When I went to court no one told me I had to complete an alcohol treatment program ...why is DMV telling me that I'm required to do this?

Vermont law requires that anyone suspended for an alcohol-related offense must complete an alcohol treatment program. The courts generally try to make you aware of this requirement at the time of your hearing, but if even if they fail to tell you about it you must meet this requirement.

Does the IID need to be serviced or maintained in any way?

Yes.  Once installed in your vehicle, the IID must be calibrated and inspected by a certified installer, or “swapped out” (if applicable), every 30 days for the duration of the terms and requirements of an RDL.  The inspection is done to make sure the IID is working properly and to detect any issues of non-compliance.  At the time of inspection, the installer will:

  • Review the data recorded in the device’s memory.
  • Inspect the device for indications of tampering.
  • Calibrate the device.
  • Forward data reports to both DMV.
What kind of information does the IID record?

The IID collects and stores the information below, which is reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Corrections.  This information is also provided to the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP).

  • The date and time of any use, or attempted use of a vehicle including a photo of the driving compartment.
  • The date and time of any attempt to tamper, circumvent or bypass the device.
  • The date, time, and alcohol concentration, in grams per 210 liters, of each breath sample provided to the device.
  • The date and time of any malfunctions of the device.
  • The date and time of any failures to provide retest samples.
  • The date and time a “service required” message is issued to the customer by the device.
  • The date any service is performed.
  • The mileage and hours of operation of the vehicle since the previous service was performed.
I live out-of-state ...do I have to come back to Vermont to take an alcohol treatment program?

If you live in another state you can take an alcohol treatment program in that state. You must contact the Vermont Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) before enrolling in a program outside of Vermont. Not all alcohol treatment programs are accepted, and you must ensure that you participate in an acceptable program.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov

When I went to court no one told me I had to complete an alcohol treatment program ...why is DMV telling me that I'm required to do this?

Vermont law requires that anyone suspended for an alcohol-related offense must complete an alcohol treatment program. The courts generally try to make you aware of this requirement at the time of your hearing, but if even if they fail to tell you about it you must meet this requirement.

I live out-of-state ...do I have to come back to Vermont to take an alcohol treatment program?

If you live in another state you can take an alcohol treatment program in that state. You must contact the Vermont Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) before enrolling in a program outside of Vermont. Not all alcohol treatment programs are accepted, and you must ensure that you participate in an acceptable program.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov

Online Renewal

Will I receive a temporary license if I apply online?

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

Can I upgrade from REAL ID to an EDL online?

No. You must visit a permanent DMV office with all of the required
documents to upgrade to an EDL.

Can I have my license/ID expedited?

There are no expedited services available.

I'm currently out of state. Can my license/ID be sent to a temporary address?

You may enter a special mailing address if all of the required identifying information is provided.

What if I do not know my license number can I still apply online?

Your license/ID number is a requirement to log into the online portal.

How will I know when my license/ID is shipped? Will I receive a tracking number?

You will not receive a tracking number. The status of your online license/ID request can be found in the VT Online Portal after logging in with the required information.

Is there an additional fee if I apply online?

No. The same fees apply if you were to apply in person or through the mail.

I hold an RDL can I apply online?

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Is the receipt valid for driving or identification purposes?

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

How do I know if I hold a license/ID that can be used to board a plane?

If your license/ID has a star in the upper right hand corner, it is Real ID compliant and will be accepted by TSA for in-country flights.

Can I renew my license early?

A license can be renewed six (6) months before the expiration date.

For more information on license renewal, dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/renew

What browsers are supported for online renewal?

See supported browsers for more information.

How long before I receive my license/ID if I apply online?

7-10 Business days. 

My license /ID number has the letter A at the end. Does the A need to be capitalized when applying online?

Yes. When entering the license/ID number online you must enter a capital A.
 

I am no longer required to wear eyeglasses to drive. Can I remove this restriction from my license online?

No. Endorsements and restrictions cannot be removed or changed online.

I entered all of the correct identifying information but the system will not log me in. Why?

It is possible the DMV has conflicting identifying information in your record. Please contact us for assistance.

How do I know if I hold a license/ID that can be used to board a plane?

If your license/ID has a star in the upper right hand corner, it is Real ID compliant and will be accepted by TSA for in-country flights.

Can I renew online and upgrade from Junior to Adult license?

Yes. If all the requirements have been met, you will receive a renewed Driver's License

Can I renew my license early?

A license can be renewed six (6) months before the expiration date.

For more information on license renewal, dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/renew

Can I upgrade from REAL ID to an EDL online?

No. You must visit a permanent DMV office with all of the required
documents to upgrade to an EDL.

I entered all of the correct identifying information but the system will not log me in. Why?

It is possible the DMV has conflicting identifying information in your record. Please contact us for assistance.

I am no longer required to wear eyeglasses to drive. Can I remove this restriction from my license online?

No. Endorsements and restrictions cannot be removed or changed online.

My license /ID number has the letter A at the end. Does the A need to be capitalized when applying online?

Yes. When entering the license/ID number online you must enter a capital A.
 

Is the receipt valid for driving or identification purposes?

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

Will I receive a temporary license if I apply online?

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

I hold an RDL can I apply online?

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Is there an additional fee if I apply online?

No. The same fees apply if you were to apply in person or through the mail.

Can I have my license/ID expedited?

There are no expedited services available.

How will I know when my license/ID is shipped? Will I receive a tracking number?

You will not receive a tracking number. The status of your online license/ID request can be found in the VT Online Portal after logging in with the required information.

How long before I receive my license/ID if I apply online?

7-10 Business days. 

What if I do not know my license number can I still apply online?

Your license/ID number is a requirement to log into the online portal.

I'm currently out of state. Can my license/ID be sent to a temporary address?

You may enter a special mailing address if all of the required identifying information is provided.

What browsers are supported for online renewal?

See supported browsers for more information.

Motorhome

Can I convert an old school bus to use as a motor home?

Yes.

In order to convert an old school bus into an RV/Motor Home you must meet the following requirement:

Vermont Law 32 VSA §8902(11) defines a “Motor Home”

“means a new or used pleasure car designed to provide temporary living quarters, built into the integral part of,  or permanently attached to, a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or van. The vehicle must contain at least four of the following facilities; cooking, refrigeration or icebox, self-contained toilet, heating and/or air conditioning, a portable water supply system including a sink and faucet, separate 110-125 volt electrical power supply, and/or an LP gas supply.”

If it does not have four of these items the use of the vehicle cannot be changed from a bus/school bus to an RV. Just taking out a “few seats” and adding “some beds” does not in itself change the purpose of the vehicle. You would still need to install at least four more of the above items. If you fail to do that the vehicle’s purpose would remain a school bus which would require the operator to have the appropriate license and endorsements. 

Additionally; the vehicle must be painted a color different than school bus yellow and the eight-way light system must be removed.  

Name Change

How do I change the name(s) on a vehicle title?

The title to be changed must contain owner information that matches the owner information on the current vehicle registration. You must complete a registration application form (form #VD-119) providing an updated vehicle odometer reading and updated owner information. Each individual currently listed on the title must sign on the back of the title (as "sellers") and fill in the name of the "buyer(s)". If there are two owners you must indicate the relationship of the two owners.

See types of vehicle ownership for more information.

How do I change the name on my license/ID?

If your name is different than the one shown on your birth certificate or other document used to establish identity and date of birth, you must provide certified copies of the legal documents that connect the name on the document used to establish identity and date of birth to your current name. The following documents are acceptable.

Court-ordered name change

This includes:

  • Orders under a petition for a name change.
  • Orders for name change in a divorce decree or decree of annulment.
  • Orders for name change in a decree of adoption.

The court order must contain your prior full legal name, your court-ordered full legal name and your date of birth. It must be a certified copy and have the stamp or raised seal of the issuing court.

Marriage certificate

The marriage certificate must be issued by a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the state or country where you were married and must be a certified copy with a stamp or raised seal of the issuing authority. A church, chapel, or similarly issued certificate is not acceptable.

In all cases, the documents must connect the name shown on your birth certificate or other document used to establish identity and date of birth to your current name. You do not have to document a complete listing of all the names you may have previously used, as long as the documents you provide clearly connect the two.

Social Security Administration

If you need to correct or update information at the Social Security Administration, do so several days before you apply for a Driver's License or ID card. For information on how to do this, visit socialsecurity.gov.

Can I change my name online?

No. Name changes must be done in person at a DMV office location.

Plates

I just received plates, where is the sticker?

Please put the plates on your vehicle, the paperwork that came with the plates is your temporary registration. If you need an inspection, use the temporary registration. The certificate and sticker will arrive by mail within about two weeks.

Are Vermont Strong Plates still available for purchase?

No

What type(s) of front license plates are allowed?

Act 71, which became law on July 1, 2017, removed any end date from the law that authorizes certain motor vehicles registered in Vermont to display Vermont Strong plates that cover a regular front license plate. No other alternate plates are allowed.

Where do I place the registration sticker on my plates?
  • For vehicles issued registration plates with dimensions of approximately 12 x 6 inches, in the lower right corner of the rear registration plate; and
  • For vehicles issued a registration plate with a dimension of approximately 7 x 4 inches, in the upper right corner of the rear registration plate.
I no longer need my plates, what do I do with them?

You are not required to return plates to DMV. If you want to return plates, please mail them to us. If you are selling your car, do NOT leave your plates on the car.

RDL

How do I get my unrestricted license back after I serve the required period of time of operating under the terms and requirements of an RDL?

The RDL Unit will send a letter a short time prior to your actual release date advising you of when you may procure a corrected license without the IID restriction.  If you do not receive a letter you may contact DMV at 802-828-2061 to verify that you are eligible to have the interlock removed.

How often do I need to renew my RDL?

Your RDL must be renewed on a yearly basis. A renewal notice and an Application for Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver’s License will be mailed to you 30 days before your RDL expires. You will need to complete the application and return it to DMV with the appropriate renewal fee of $125.00. If you have a motorcycle endorsement and wish to keep it, you will need to include an additional $3.00. If you do not renew your RDL on or by the expiration, you will be issued a suspension for failing to renew your RDL and will remain under suspension until you renew your RDL and pay the Reinstatement Fee.

Note:  The expiration date of your initial RDL will expire on your second birthday after the issuance of your initial RDL. You will then need to renew your RDL on a yearly basis thereafter.

If I am eligible, are there any other requirements?

Yes.  You must also do the following:

  • Pay the Reinstatement Fee.
  • Provide proof of Financial Responsibility (SR-22 Certificate).
  • Provide proof of installation of an approved IID.  When you have the IID installed, have the installer complete a Certification of Ignition Interlock Device Installation, VL-082.
Who is eligible for an RDL?

You must be under suspension for an alcohol driving offense in Vermont. 

How and where do I apply for an RDL?

Application for an RDL must be made by contacting the Department, by phone, at 802-828-2061. 

What is an Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver’s License?

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License, referred to as an “RDL”, allows you to drive  non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, while your Vermont license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense.  You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program

What is an RDL?

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License, referred to as an "RDL", allows you to drive non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, while your regular license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense.  You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program.  If granted an RDL, you must adhere to all of the terms and requirements associated with an RDL; failing to do so will result in an extension of your IID requirements.  For more information regarding RDL's click here.   

Tax

I bought a new car in Florida and paid "Vermont" tax. Now I have sold my old car, can I get a tax refund?

No, not from Vermont.

Several states, including Florida, will collect taxes equal to the rate of your home state. In this example, the Vermont tax is 6%, so they will charge you 6% tax. That tax money is not transferred to Vermont. The only way to get any portion of it refunded to you is to contact the state that collected the tax.

List of DMVs from other states.

Are dealer documentation fees taxable?

The documentation fee, which represents a charge for the preparation and handling of sale documents regardless of whether or not the vehicle is financed, should be included in the overall purchase price of the vehicle and is therefore subject to the Purchase and Use Tax.

I bought a new car in Florida and paid "Vermont" tax. Now I have sold my old car, can I get a tax refund?

No, not from Vermont.

Several states, including Florida, will collect taxes equal to the rate of your home state. In this example, the Vermont tax is 6%, so they will charge you 6% tax. That tax money is not transferred to Vermont. The only way to get any portion of it refunded to you is to contact the state that collected the tax.

List of DMVs from other states.

Refund

I bought a new car in Florida and paid "Vermont" tax. Now I have sold my old car, can I get a tax refund?

No, not from Vermont.

Several states, including Florida, will collect taxes equal to the rate of your home state. In this example, the Vermont tax is 6%, so they will charge you 6% tax. That tax money is not transferred to Vermont. The only way to get any portion of it refunded to you is to contact the state that collected the tax.

List of DMVs from other states.

I bought a new car in Florida and paid "Vermont" tax. Now I have sold my old car, can I get a tax refund?

No, not from Vermont.

Several states, including Florida, will collect taxes equal to the rate of your home state. In this example, the Vermont tax is 6%, so they will charge you 6% tax. That tax money is not transferred to Vermont. The only way to get any portion of it refunded to you is to contact the state that collected the tax.

List of DMVs from other states.

Registration

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.

How do I take a name off my registration?

Both owners listed on the title must sign it over to whoever will remain on the title (in section one on the back of the title). Fill out sections 1-4 and 8 on the registration application and mail the title and 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 the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles assess any tax on my vehicle when I register it?
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.

How long 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 driven within these 15 days (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.

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.

Registration Renewal

Is there a grace period for renewing a Registration?

No

Can I change the month my registration expires?

Yes. At the next renewal, we can prorate the fees and renew for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months, allowing you to select the month it will be due in future years.

Call us for the correct fees and renew by mail, or visit any location up to 2 months before the registration expiration month.

Replacement

I lost my license. How can I find my license number?

Call us.

Contact your insurance company or bank. 

Check an old expired license.

Your employer may have a copy on file.

My registration, license or title has not arrived yet. What should I do?

Please be advised that you must notify the DMV within 60 days of issuance if you do not receive your registration/license/title. If DMV is not notified within this timeframe, the purchase of a replacement may be required.

Use our contact form here 

What is needed to get a replacement license or learner permit?

Complete the Replacement License Form (see below) and submit it to the DMV together with any appropriate fees. If you are applying for a replacement license/permit in person, you must also be prepared to provide proof of identification.

What is needed to get a replacement vehicle registration certificate?

Complete the application for a replacement registration (form #VD-040) and submit it to this Department with the appropriate fee

Self-Designated Descriptors

How do I change the eye color on my license/ID?

Online: Update your eye color online.

In-Person: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and schedule an appointment to visit a Vermont DMV Office.

By Mail: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and mail with any required fees to:

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

How do I change the gender on my license/ID?

Online: Update your gender online.

In-Person: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and schedule an appointment to visit a Vermont DMV Office.

By Mail: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and mail with any required fees to:

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

How do I change the height on my license/ID?

Online: Update your height online.

In-Person: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and schedule an appointment to visit a Vermont DMV Office.

By Mail: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and mail with any required fees to:

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

How do I change the weight on my license/ID?

Online: Update your weight online.

In-Person: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and schedule an appointment to visit a Vermont DMV Office.

By Mail: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and mail with any required fees to:

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

SSN

What is Social Security Number verification?

Social Security Number Verification System is an application that allows employers and third-party representatives to verify employees' names and Social Security numbers (SSNs) against Social Security records.

See SSA for more information.

Title

I am trying to register a vehicle that is more than 15 years old, what do I use for a title?

Your "bill of sale".

How can I change the ownership of a vehicle without a title?

If the vehicle is more than 15 years old you may use the "bill of sale."

If the vehicle is 15 years old or less, you must obtain a replacement title.

Do I need a title for a twenty (20) year old vehicle?

No

Vehicle Inspection

Is there a grace period for Vehicle Inspection?

No

What equipment is needed to inspect OBD Systems?

A scan tool with generic OBD II capability is necessary to perform the required check. A scan tool is a very useful device which is commonly used to assist in the diagnosis and repair of a variety of vehicle problems. Many inspection stations already own scan tools which can also be used to perform the required OBD check, but those inspection stations which do not will need to have one in order to inspect 1996 and newer vehicles. At a minimum, scan tools must be capable of :

  1. automatic initialization with any vehicle,
  2. determining readiness status of OBD monitors,
  3. determining malfunction indicator light status, and
  4. retrieving diagnostic trouble codes.

Any scan tool which complies with Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice J1978 is acceptable. Scan tools are available from a number of well known equipment manufacturers.

Why was my vehicle “Not Ready” for the inspection?
  • Your vehicle’s computer memory may have been reset by a scan tool, during a recent repair, or
  • Your battery was recently disconnected or lost its charge, or
  • Your vehicle has an emissions control system problem preventing it from self-testing.
What if my vehicle has an emissions problem?

Have your emissions problem diagnosed and determine if the repair is covered under emissions warranty. You will need to make the repair and return for a re-test to get a pass sticker.

Why do we have emissions testing?

Federal law requires Vermont to have an emissions testing program. Ensuring your vehicle is in proper working order allows for;

  • Early detection of defects that lead to repairs that improve vehicle performance and fuel economy.
  • Repairing a defect before it gets worse saves money.
  • Protecting our environment and our health by identifying vehicle problems that cause increased air pollution.
Are emissions system repairs covered by the vehicle manufacturer warranty?

Depending on the model year and mileage of your vehicle, emissions system repairs may be covered by the vehicle manufacturer. Vermont law requires that a vehicle’s entire emissions control system be warranted for a minimum of 3 years or 50,000 miles. Warranty coverage for the more expensive emissions control components is extended to at least 7 years or 70,000 miles, and the catalytic converter is covered up to 8 years or 80,000 miles. Some vehicles’ emissions control systems are warranted up to 15 years or 150,000 miles! Be sure to check your owner’s manual or warranty booklet! For more information on warranty coverage visit: http://dec.vermont.gov/ sites/dec/files/aqc/mobilesources/documents/ Warranty.pdf

How do I get my vehicle’s OBD system “ready”?

The vehicle should be driven under a variety of normal operating conditions in order for the OBD system to become ready. These operating conditions include a mix of highway driving and stop and go, city-type driving, and at least one overnight-off period. Your vehicle owner’s manual should provide more specific information on getting your vehicle’s OBD system ready. For more information on readiness, please visit: http://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/aqc/mobile-sources/documents/Rea…

What are the possible reasons for failing the OBD check?
  1. The vehicle’s OBD system connector has been removed or is otherwise not working properly. The OBD check cannot be completed if the connector is missing or is not working properly. 
  2. The Malfunction Indicator Light does not illuminate at all when the ignition key is turned to the “on” position. When the vehicle’s OBD system detects a problem, it turns on the warning light to alert the driver to a problem. However, if the light cannot illuminate because the bulb has burned out or is otherwise not working, the driver would not be alerted to the problem. 
  3. The Malfunction Indicator Light on the instrument panel is on (and/or commanded on by the vehicle’s on board computer) while the engine is running. This indicates that the OBD system has identified a problem which must be repaired. In this case, one or more diagnostic trouble codes will also be reported by the vehicle’s OBD system and these codes will help your technician diagnose and repair your vehicle.