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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


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?

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.

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.