Any Vermont registration plate faded to a point in which its numbers and letters have impaired identification must be replaced. A problem with the manufacturing process of plates produced between 2003 and 2005 may cause fading. Accordingly, a provision of law allows for replacement of faded plates at no cost to the owner if the fading is caused by faulty materials or a problem with the manufacturing process.
Owners of vehicles displaying faded registration plates should use the following procedure;
All motor vehicles registered in Vermont must be inspected once each year at state approved inspection stations. Any newly registered vehicle not currently inspected in Vermont, must be inspected within 15 days of registration.
The fee for the inspection shall be based on the hourly rate of the official inspection station or may be a flat rate fee. In either instance, the rate must be prominently posted and displayed beside the official inspection station certificate.
Detailed explanations of DMV Administrative Rules
A listing of after-market equipment that is not allowed in the state of Vermont.