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
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • All Terrain Vehicle Dealer
  • American Legion (Auto & Truck)
  • Antique
  • Antique Motorcycle
  • Antique Snowmobile
  • Apportioned (Truck & Trailer)
  • ATV
  • ATV Dealer
  • Auction Car Dealer
  • Building Bright Futures (Auto & Truck)
  • Bus
  • Conservation Plate (Auto & Truck)
  • Contractor's Trailer
  • EMS (Auto & Truck)
  • Exhibition
  • Ex-POW (Auto & Truck)
  • Farm Machinery Dealer
  • Federal Program
  • Finance Car Dealer
  • Forklift/Well Driller
  • Freemasons (Auto & Truck)
  • Gold Star Family (Auto & Truck)
  • Highway Building Equipment Dealer
  • IRP (Bus, Trailer & Truck)
  • Local Transit Bus
  • Motor Driven Cycles
  • Motorcycle
  • Motorcycle/Motor Driven Cycle Dealer
  • National Ski Patrol (Auto & Truck)
  • New Car Dealer
  • Pleasure Car (Standard Auto)
  • Purple Heart (Auto & Truck)
  • Rotary (Auto & Truck)
  • Snowmobile Dealer
  • Special Purpose Truck
  • Special Weight Permit Truck
  • Street Rod
  • Tractor
  • Trailer (Light, Heavy & Dealer)
  • 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)
  • Used Car Dealer
  • 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

  • Disabled Parking Placard
  • Disabled Plate (all types)
  • Low Number (1-100)
  • Low Number (101 - 9999)
  • Low Number (100VT-999VT)
  • Municipal
  • Sheriff Department
  • Speaker VT House
  • State Government
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate
  • U.S. House
  • U.S. Senate
  • Vanity Plate (Auto)
  • Vanity Plate (Truck)
  • Vermont DMV Enforcement
  • Vermont Game Warden
  • Vermont State Officers
  • Vermont State Police
  • Volunteer
  • Zone

Related Forms & Information


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.

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.


Act 71, which became law on July 1, 2017, removed any end date from the law that authorizes certain motor vehicles registered in Vermont to display Vermont Strong plates that cover a regular front license plate. See Law Enforcement Bulletin here.

No, you may gift your personally owned vehicle to anyone you choose, but the plates belong to you and not to the vehicle. The new owner must apply for new plates and registration under their name.

  • 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.

Contact Us

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
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