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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