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Registering Your All-Terrain Vehicle

All-Terrain Vehicles are defined as (23 V.S.A. § 3501) -

§ 3501. Definitions

“All-terrain vehicle” or “ATV” means any nonhighway recreational vehicle, except snowmobiles, having not less than two low pressure tires (10 pounds per square inch, or less); not wider than 64 inches, with two-wheel ATVs having permanent, full-time power to both wheels; and having a dry weight of less than 2,500 pounds, when used for cross-country travel on trails or on any one of the following or a combination thereof: land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, and natural terrain. An ATV on a public highway shall be considered a motor vehicle, as defined in section 4 of this title, only for the purposes of those offenses listed in subdivisions 2502(a)(1)(H), (N), (R), (U), (Y), (FF), (GG), (II), and (AAA); (2)(A) and (B); (3)(A), (B), (C), and (D); (4)(A) and (B); and (5) of this title and as provided in section 1201 of this title. An ATV does not include an electric personal assistive mobility device, a motor-assisted bicycle, or an electric bicycle.


If you are registering your ATV (whether purchased in Vermont or out-of-state) for the first time in Vermont, you must complete the Vermont Registration application (VD-119) and comply with all requirements indicated on it.

Registration plates are assigned and mailed to you unless you indicate otherwise.

Reading the instructions for the Registration, Tax, and Title Application (VD-119i) will answer most of your questions about this type of transaction.

ATV Title Information


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Related Forms & Information
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).

Use for new registration, transfer, renewal, title-only, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyout, and IRP.