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Antique & Exhibition

Exhibition Vehicles; Year of Manufacture Plates

A motor vehicle which is maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest and which is not used for general daily transportation of passengers or property on any highway. Permitted use shall include:

  1. use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest; and
  2. occasional transportation of passengers or property not more than one day per week.

Vermont registration plates issued prior to 1968 may be displayed on a motor vehicle registered under as Exhibition instead of the plate issued, if the issued plate is maintained within the vehicle and produced upon request of any enforcement officer.

Antique Vehicles

Exhibition vehicles which are 25 years old or older are eligible for antique plates.

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Related Forms & Information
Title Sort descending ID# Description
Registration Application Instructions
Instructions for registration, tax, and title form VD-119.
Registration/Tax/Title Application
To apply for registration and title (if applicable).

Use for new registration, transfer, renewal, title-only, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyout, and IRP.


How can I Request Sample Plates?

Go to and click the ‘Request Sample Plates’ hyperlink on the Vehicle Inquiry panel. You should review the information in the Getting Started section and will need to acknowledge that you are not a robot before continuing to the next section.  

Enter the Requester’s name. Use the ‘Add a Plate’ hyperlink to add the sample plates you would like to purchase. Select the plate type and enter the number of plates you want to order. Click ‘Next’.  

Enter the mailing address. Click the ‘Verify Address’ button and confirm the verified address. Click ‘Next’ to continue.  

Confirm the number of plates and transaction fees. Click ‘Next’.

Review the name, mailing address, and amount due for the order. Click ‘Submit’.

Review the items in the cart and click ‘Checkout.’

Then, follow the prompts to complete the payment.  

Click Confirm to submit the payment, after which the sample plate order has been completed.  

How can I Check Personalized Plate Availability?

Go to and click the ‘Check Personalized Plate Availability’ link under the Vehicle Inquiry section. Enter the Vehicle Type and Plate Type of the plate you would like to check, followed by the text to check in the Plate ID field. Check the checkbox to verify that you are not a robot, then click the ‘Check Availability’ button to run the search.

The check’s results will be displayed in the space beneath the plate image on the right-hand side of the screen.

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.

I just received plates, where is the sticker?

Date validation stickers are no longer required.

On June 1, 2023, Act 41 was signed into law. Among other things, Act 41 amends multiple sections of codified law to eliminate the annual (or biennial) validation sticker that previously went on license plates.