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License Plates

DMV will issue you two license plates, a validation sticker showing the expiration date, and a registration card. Place the plates on the front and rear of your vehicle so that they are securely fastened and clearly visible, and place the validation sticker on the rear plate. If your vehicle is a motorcycle, tractor truck, semitrailer or trailer, DMV will issue you one license plate for the vehicle.

License plates shall be kept entirely un-obscured, and the numerals and the letters thereon shall be plainly legible at all times. A registration validation sticker shall be unobstructed, and shall be affixed as follows:

  • 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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Title ID# Sort descending Description
Replacement Plate Application
VD-016
To apply for replacement plates when original plates have been lost, stolen, faded, or damaged.
Vanity Plates
VD-017
For new registrations and to convert current plates over to a vanity/specialized plate
Intransit Plate/Permit Application
VD-032
To apply for plate and permit to transport newly purchased vehicles within VT or for transporting from VT to another state.
Bright Futures Plate
VD-102
To convert a new registrations or your current plates over to a Building Bright Futures plate.
Disabled Parking Placard Application
VD-120
To request issuance of a permanent disabled parking placard.
Safety/Service Organization Plates
VD-128
To convert new registrations or current plates over to a Safety/Service Organization plate
Next-of-Kin Family Plate
VD-149
To apply for a next-of-kin family license plate.
Conservation Plate
VD-154
To convert a new registrations or your current plates to a conservation plate.
Gold Star Family Plate
VD-157
To request assignment of a Gold Star Family plate registration
Low Number Plate
VD-166
To convert new registrations or current plates over to a low number plate.
Low Number Plate (Family Specific)
VD-167
To request a low plate number which previously belonged to a family member.
Petition for Return of Seized Plates
VG-154
To request return of plates seized by law enforcement by the registered owner of vehicle.
Certificate of Veteran Status
VG-168
To apply for a Veterans plate and/or to have a Veterans designator added onto a VT license.
Temporary Disabled Parking
VL-038
To request issuance of a temporary disabled parking placard.
Medical Evaluation Report
VS-113
To be completed by a licensed physician when applying for a permanent disabled parking placard, disabled plates, and/or when a medical form is requested by the department to be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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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