VT Photo Identification Credentialing System (VTPICS)

Coming in Summer 2019!

New Look and New Security Features

Vermont will be issuing newly-designed driver’s licenses and ID cards.

These products were last updated in 2004 and the antiquated technology is vulnerable to counterfeiting and fraud. The new cards use the latest technology and are among the most secure licenses in the U.S.

Who does this change affect?

All Vermont driver’s license and ID card holders.

Is my current license/ID card still valid?

Yes, driver’s licenses and ID cards with the previous design will remain valid until their normal expiration date. New cards will be issued when you apply for a renewal or replacement. Current standard renewal or replacement fees will be incurred.

Does this change the way I renew and receive my license?

You will continue to visit a Vermont DMV office to apply for a new or replacement credential, but will no longer receive your new credential during your visit. A temporary document will be issued during your visit. All permanent licenses and ID cards will be printed and mailed from a high-security facility within seven to ten days after your visit.
 

VTPICS Fact Sheet (v1.0)

FAQs

CDL holders must surrender their current license at the time of renewal. They will not be able to keep the unexpired credential to use as a second fom of ID. 

No, the DMV will not offer this option as licenses and ID's are printed off site in a secure facility.

You may contact us to inquire if the license/ID was returned to the DMV as undeliverable. If the license/ID has not been returned, you must complete a replacement license/ID application (VL-040). The fee for the replacement is $20.00 or $15.00 (CDL), and an additional $30.00 if the license/ID is enhanced.

Yes, the renewal application will still be mailed out. 

Yes. In fact the majority of U.S. states have moved to centralized production of license/ID cards.

A temporary document may not be accepted for identification purposes.

DMV urges you to plan ahead. Do not wait until your license/ID card expires. Vermont licenses/ID's can be renewed as early as six months prior to the expiration date.

There are no changes to the application requirements for a license/ID. The change occurs in the printing process.  

No, a temporary license/ID will not be provided to you if applying through the mail. 

Yes, non-photo licenses are still being issued to those who are eligible.

It is a process in which all licenses /ID's are produced and mailed directly from a secure facility.

In person applicants will be given a paper temporary license/ID. Allow at least 7-10 business days for delivery of your permanent license/ID.

Yes, all card types will be printed and mailed through Central Issuance, including non-photo licenses. 

If a mistake is found on your license/ID please contact us.

 The status of your license/ID can be verified by contacting us. No you will not receive a tracking number and cannot pay extra to receive one.

There will be no increase in the cost of a license/ID. Central issuance offers added technological and security enhancements that could not otherwise be reached, offering the additional benefit of peace of mind to customers across the state. Your payment information will not be transmitted to the printing facility.

Licenses/ID's are produced in a secure facility.  All employees, full-time, part-time, or temporary, go through criminal and credit backround checks prior to hire, at both local and national levels. Additionally, background checks of current employees shall be preformed and reviewed on an annual basis. All employees of the contractor must attend mandatory security training annually. 

Having your license/ID printed at an off-site central issuance facility offers the ability of added security as advanced technological and card production methods are used.

Yes, all card types will be printed and mailed through Central Issuance from a secured facility.

The new licensing system will provide improved customer services including increased system up-time as DMV staff no longer need to maintain equipment.  In addition, there will be new and improved card security features. In the future customers will have the ability to renew online (a service not currently available), therefore saving them a trip to the DMV.

Licenses/ID's are produced in a secure facility. All employees, full-time, part-time, or temporary, go through criminal and credit backround checks prior to hire, at both local and national levels. Additionally, background checks of current employees shall be preformed and reviewed on an annual basis. All of the contractors employees must attend mandatory security training annually. 

Yes, the card factories are located in New Jersey and Illinois.

 No, credentials will be produced at a secured facility located outside of VT.

DMV mail is not forwarded. If you provide the DMV the new address your permanent license/ID will be sent to that address. If you applied for a license/ID longer than 20 days ago and you have not received your permanent card, please contact us.

Yes, your temporary driver's license is valid for driving purposes only. If any questions please contact the specific state directly.

A replacement temporary license/ID can be issued to you at no fee. You may visit any of the DMV locations or contact us.

If you have applied for a REAL ID compliant license/ID, please know that your paper temporary will NOT be compliant. Only the permanent license/ID that is mailed to you will be REAL ID compliant. 

We offer a special mailing option to have your license/ID mailed to a different address from the address DMV has on file. DMV mail will not be forwarded. 

We offer a one time special mailing option to have your license/ID mailed to a different address from the address DMV has on file.

 We offer a one time special mailing option to have your license/ID mailed to a different address from the address DMV has on file.

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

As long as your address is correct, you should receive your permanent license/ID in the mail no later than 7-10 business days after your application has been submitted.  If you applied for a license/ID card longer than 20 days ago and you have not received your permanent card, please contact us

No, the Vermont DMV Branches will no longer be printing licenses/ID's.

Your temporary license is valid for driving purposes only. If you are unsure whether the establishment  will accept your temporary license/ID for identification purposes, you should contact them directly. 

Your temporary license is valid for driving purposes only. If you are unsure whether the dealership/lender will accept your temporary license/ID for identification purposes, you should contact them directly. 

Your temporary license is valid for driving purposes only. If you are unsure whether the tax preparer or Department of Taxes will accept your temporary license/ID for identification purposes, you should contact them.

You will be required to surrender your out of state license to VT. A paper temporary license will be issued to you.The permanant license will be received within 7-10 business days.  

Your temporary license is valid for driving purposes only. If you are unsure whether the rental company will accept your temporary license/ID for identification purposes, you should contact them directly.

Your temporary license is valid for driving purposes only. If you are unsure whether TSA will accept your temporary license/ID for identification purposes, you should contact them.

If you are applying for a license/ID in person at any of the DMV Branch locations you will receive a temporary. If requesting a license/ID by mail you will not receive a temporary.

When obtaining a License/ID, allow 7-10 business days for delivery. If you have not received your new license/ID within 20 days please contact us.

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