COVID-19 | Governor Directs DMV to transition to online, mail and phone services only

19 March 2020

Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will suspend all in-person transactions effective 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

“The leadership team at DMV has developed alternative options for assisting our customers, ensuring they can complete their essential DMV business,” said DMV Commissioner Wanda Minoli.

  • All licenses and ID’s have been extended for 90-days past their expiration

  • Photo validity periods have been extended to allow for more license renewals to be processed through the mail. At this time we should not be returning license renewals; please use the old photo on file.

  • All registrations are extended for 90-days 

  • All temporary plates (DMV and Dealer issued) have been extended to 90-days

  • All license examinations, written, roads, and CDL’s are suspended

  • All IFTA/IRP and 72-hour trip permit requirements are waived for 90 days

The DMV will continue to process registration and license renewals and various other services online, by mail, or via telephone.

In-person transactions that cannot be completed using other delivery options -- like exams, trainings, and hearings -- will be postponed for the duration of the state of emergency.

Customers that have questions about how to complete their transactions may contact the DMV call center at 802-828-2000 or 888-998-3766 or submit questions online using the contact form.

Additionally, Governor Phil Scott directed DMV to grant a 90-day extension for all license and registration renewals. Vermonters are encouraged to complete their renewals on time by using the online or mail option, but extensions will be in place during this time of need. 

Governor Scott’s directive to DMV can be found here.

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