Driver's License

A Driver's License is an official document permitting a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or bus on a public road.

Military Veterans

Extension of license for members of U.S. Armed Forces (23 V.S.A. § 616)

If you are on active duty, and a Vermont resident, the military extension validates your existing Vermont Driver's License for up to 4 years from the date it would normally expire. While it is necessary for the Department to send notice of all expiring licenses, such notice may be disregarded by you if you have obtained a military extension.

Foreign Driver's License Reciprocity

​Foreign motorists from Taiwan (Republic of China) who apply for a Vermont Class D Driver's License may be eligible to have the knowledge and skills tests waived. The Vermont DMV has a reciprocal agreement for driver licensing with Taiwan.

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on October 1, 2021, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Replacement License or ID Card

Have you lost, misplaced, or damaged your license or ID card? Luckily you can order a replacement easily and securely online using VTPics.

You'll need your Vermont Driver's License or ID number, credit card number, and 2 minutes!

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Renew Driver's License or ID Card

Renew your Driver's License or Non-Driver Identification Card securely online in 5 minutes or less using VTPics, Vermont DMV's online service portal!

Most types of license or ID can be renewed via this service. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation that you can print immediately and carry it with your current license/ID. Your permanent license will arrive by mail within 10 business days.

Have your Vermont Driver's License or ID Number and your credit card number ready.

Why is the license picture black and white?

B&W portrait is a byproduct of our cards being printed on polycarbonate (PC). PC has become the de facto card construction for IDs, particularly in the international market. The biggest advantage is that it is a fully fused, monolithic card that can’t be deconstructed to access the personalization data. 

In our previous cards, the personalization was applied to the surface of the card and thus offers an opportunity to attack the card by “opening it up”. 

License Restrictions

Code Restriction Definition Notes
A Accompanied by Licensed Operator 25 or Older Vermont Specific
B Corrective Lenses AAMVA Standard
C Mechanical Devices (Hand Controls or other Adaptive Devices) AAMVA Standard
D Prosthetic Aid AAMVA Standard
E No Manual Transmission-Equipped CMV AAMVA Standard
F No Consumption of Alcohol or Drugs

I forgot to update my address on my license/ID application. How can I receive my license/ID?

You may contact us to inquire if the license/ID was returned to the DMV as undeliverable. If the license/ID has not been returned, you must complete a replacement license/ID application (VL-040). The fee for the replacement is $20.00 or $15.00 (CDL), and an additional $30.00 if the license/ID is enhanced.

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120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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