Designates a vehicle for off-road use such as ATVs, motorboats, and snowmobiles.

Taxation of Off-Road Vehicles

All-Terrain Vehicles

ATVs are not subject to the Purchase and Use Tax, but are subject to Sales & Use Tax. ATVs purchased from a dealer (or business) and registered in Vermont; the dealer (or business) must submit a tax form to the Vermont DMV. For ATVs purchased as a casual (private) sale, no Purchase and Use Tax is due. A Vermont resident who purchases an ATV from an out-of-state dealer must prove payment of the out-of-state sales tax (equal to, or greater than the rate of sales tax in Vermont).

NOTE: ATVs are not eligible for a Purchase and Use Tax Exemption.

Off-Road Vehicle Titles

All-Terrain Vehicles

Vermont titles vehicles (including Motorboats, ATVs, and snowmobiles) that are 15 years old or newer based on the calendar year. For example: from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, Vermont will title vehicles with the model year 2005 or newer.​


Renew Registration of Off-Road Vehicles

Renew Online

Renewing online is fast, easy, and secure. You can renew most types of vehicles including ATVs, motorboats, snowmobiles, trailers, and more. Upon completion, you will receive a temporary registration that is valid for 10 days. A permanent registration and sticker will be mailed to you.

You are eligible to renew online if you:

  • Received a renewal notice, and
  • Your registration is fewer than 10 months past expiration

Renew Now

Registration/Tax/Title Application

01 March 2019
To apply for registration and titling (when applicable). Used for new transactions, transfers, renewals, title-only transactions, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyouts, and IRP transactions.


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