Vermont titles all vehicles (including ATVs and snowmobiles) fifteen (15) years old or newer (based on the calendar year). For example: From January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019, Vermont will title vehicles model year 2005 or newer. Motorcycles 15 years old and newer and 300cc's or more also require a title. Trailers 15 years old and newer with an empty weight of 1501 lbs and more are titled. Motorboats will require a title if they are 15 years old and newer and at least 16' in length.
The owner or lienholder of a vehicle registered in Vermont must possess the vehicle's title. You must have a title in order to register, sell, or transfer a vehicle.
If your Vermont title has been lost, altered or destroyed, and meets the above criteria, you may apply for a replacement title.
How to Obtain a Replacement Title
Replacement Titles are only available by mail or from the Montpelier office. ALL owners are required to sign for a replacement title.
If appearing in person, the "Personal Delivery of Title" (form #VT-016) must be completed and signed by ALL titled owners.
If any liens were shown on the original title:
- For each lien on the original title, submit a lien release on the lien holder’s letterhead including make, model, year, vessel length (Boat/Vessel), Vehicle/Vessel identification number, owner's name and signature of lien holder, or submit "Title Change - Release Lien" (form #VT-008).
- If liens are still in effect, only the lien holder may apply for a replacement and MUST sign this application.