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Vanity (Personalized) Plates

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

  • If the vehicle is not registered in Vermont, complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title Application. Submit fees for registration, including the additional Vanity (Personalized) plate fee and the application for the Vanity (Personalized) Plate.
  • An annual fee (in addition to the yearly registration fee) is required for "vanity" plates.
  • Delivery of Special Plates may take up to 30 days from the 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.
    • Disabled plates are limited to a maximum of five (5) characters.
    • Motorcycles, Motor-Driven Cycles, and small trailer plates are limited to a maximum of six (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
Instructions for registration, tax, and title form VD-119.
Registration/Tax/Title Application
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 Plate Application
For new registrations and to convert current plates over to a vanity/specialized plate


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.