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Replacement Title

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, 2022, through December 31, 2022, Vermont will title vehicles (including Motorboats, ATVs, and snowmobiles) with the model year 2008 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 (duplicate) 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 the lienholder, or submit "Title Change - Release Lien" (form VT-008).
  • If liens are still in effect, only the lienholder may apply for a replacement and MUST sign this application.

 

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Title Sort descending ID# Description
Lien Add
VT-019
To add or adjust a lien to an existing Vermont title.
Lien Release
VT-008
To release a lien on a existing Vermont title
Personal Delivery of Title
VT-016
To request the title in person (only the Montpelier main office can print titles). All owner(s) listed on the previous title must sign this request.
Replacement Title Application
VT-004
To apply for a replacement Vermont title when the original title has been lost, stolen, destroyed, or is illegible.