Transfer Ownership

To transfer your Vermont registration from one vehicle (car, motorhome, jitney, motorbus, motorcycle, trailer, or truck) to another you must do the following:

  • Complete the entire Vermont Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax and Title Application (form #VD-119).
  • Be sure to enter the Plate number that you are transferring.
  • You must complete Section 7 of the Vermont Registration Application, or incude your current Vermont Registration with the "Transfer Section" completed.
  • A change of legal ownership of the vehicle you are transferring from must occur before a transfer of registration will be allowed.

Calculating the Purchase & Use Tax

Purchase and Use Tax is due at the time of registration and/or title at a percentage of the purchase price or the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) clean trade-in value, whichever is greater, minus value of trade-in vehicle or any other allowable credit.

If registering by mail (mailing address) include a printed NADA valuation (dated in the last 7 days) with your paperwork.

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