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Vanity (Personalized) Plates

Any person registering a vehicle in Vermont may request a "vanity" plate. 

  • If the vehicle is not currently registered in Vermont, complete a Vermont Registration, Tax and Title Application (VD-119). Submit fees for registration, including the additional Vanity (Personalized) plate fee and the application for the Vanity (Personalized) Plate (VD-017).
  • An annual fee (in addition to the annual registration fee) is required for "vanity" plates.
  • Delivery of Special Plates may take up to 30 days from date of application.
  • A combination of letters, numbers or spaces may be used.
    • No more than two (2) numbers are allowed in combination with letters. 
    • The Department considers “O” to be a number (zero).
    • Dots, dashes or other special characters or symbols cannot be used. 
    • The plate cannot begin with the letter “Z”. 
    • A single letter plate is acceptable; however, the letter cannot be an “I”, “J”, “O” or “Z”.   
  • A maximum of seven (7) characters may be used, with the following exceptions;
    • Antique and Exhibit plates are limited to a maximum of four (4) characters.
    • Handicapped plates are limited to a maximum of five (5) characters.
    • Moped, motorcycle and small trailer plates are limited to maximum of (6) characters.

23 V.S.A. § 304 Registration certificates; number plates; vanity and other special plates

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Title Sort descending ID# Description
Registration Application Instructions
VD-119i
Instructions for registration, tax, and title form VD-119.
Registration/Tax/Title Application
VD-119
To apply for registration and title (if applicable). Used for new transactions, transfers, renewals, title-only transactions, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyouts, and IRP transactions.
Vanity Plates
VD-017
For new registrations and to convert current plates over to a vanity/specialized plate

FAQs

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.

What type(s) of front license plates are allowed?

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. No other alternate plates are allowed.

Are Vermont Strong Plates still available for purchase?

No

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.
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