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Sample Plates

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has the authority to issue many different types of motor vehicle license plates. Simply write a letter requesting a sample of the type(s) of plate you are ordering and enclose the appropriate fee. Your letter should be addressed to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05603-0001

The following is a list of the types of Vermont license plates that may be ordered in sample format (all zeros) – (fee for sample plates):

Sample Plates

  • Agricultural
  • American Legion (Auto & Truck)
  • Antique
  • Antique Motorcycle
  • Antique Snowmobile
  • Apportioned (Truck & Trailer)
  • ATV
  • Building Bright Futures (Auto & Truck)
  • Bus
  • Conservation Plate (Auto & Truck)
  • Contractor's Trailer
  • EMS (Auto & Truck)
  • Exhibition
  • Ex-POW (Auto & Truck)
  • Federal Program
  • Freemasons (Auto & Truck)
  • Gold Star Family (Auto & Truck)
  • IRP (Bus, Trailer & Truck)
  • Local Transit Bus
  • Motor-Driven Cycles
  • Motorcycle
  • National Ski Patrol (Auto & Truck)
  • Pleasure Car (Standard Auto)
  • Purple Heart (Auto & Truck)
  • Rotary (Auto & Truck)
  • Special Purpose Truck
  • Street Rod
  • Tractor
  • Trailer (Small & Large)
  • Transporter
  • Truck (Standard Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran Afghanistan Campaign (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran Gulf War (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran Iraq Campaign (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran Korean War (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran Vietnam War (Auto & Truck)
  • U.S. Veteran World War II (Auto & Truck)
  • VT Amateur Radio (Auto & Truck)
  • VT Fire/Rescue (Auto & Truck)
  • VT Lion’s Club (Auto & Truck)
  • VT National Guard (Auto & Truck)
  • VT Pearl Harbor Survivor (Auto & Truck)
  • VT Veteran (Auto & Truck)
  • VFW (Auto & Truck)
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (Auto & Truck)

Samples NOT Available

  • ATV Dealer
  • Auction Car Dealer
  • Disabled Parking Placard
  • Disabled Plate (all types)
  • Farm Machinery Dealer
  • Finance Car Dealer
  • Highway Building Equipment Dealer
  • Low Number (1-9999 or 100VT-999VT)
  • Motorcycle/Motor Driven Cycle Dealer
  • New Car Dealer
  • Municipal
  • Sheriff Department
  • Snowmobile Dealer
  • Speaker VT House
  • State Government
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate
  • Trailer Dealer
  • U.S. House
  • U.S. Senate
  • Used Car Dealer
  • Vanity Plate (Auto)
  • Vanity Plate (Truck)
  • Vermont DMV Enforcement
  • Vermont Game Warden
  • Vermont State Officers
  • Vermont State Police
  • Volunteer
  • Zone

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Vermont License Plates
A listing of all Vermont license plate types with brief information on cost and requirements to obtain


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.