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Registering a used vehicle received as a gift

You need to submit the following documents obtained from the person who is giving you the vehicle (the previous owner):

  1. Properly assigned title*
  2. Bill of Sale & Odometer Disclosure Statement (form #VT-005)
  3. Certification of Tax Exemption form (#VT-014)

* Proper assignment requires all the owners listed on the title to sign as sellers in the assignment of ownership section on the back of the title and the new owner’s name must be entered on the “transferred to” line. Any liens listed on the title must be released.

Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title Application (form #VD-119) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. The Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title Application Instructions (form #VD-119i) can provide specific information about fees and supporting documents.

Download the PDF form to your computer and then open it with Adobe Reader

Title Sort descending ID# Description
Bill of Sale (BOS) & Odometer Disclosure Statement (ODS)
VT-005
To transfer ownership of a motor vehicle and state current mileage. Odometer Disclosure Statement is required for vehicles model year 2011 or newer.
Certification of Tax Exemption
VT-014
To request exemption of tax because the tax was paid to another state, the vehicle was received as a gift, the vehicle is equipped with altered controls or a mechanical lifting device for a disabled person, or the vehicle was transferred from an individual or business to a business controlled by the transferor. Form VT-014 replaces VT-013, VT-029 & VD-050.
Registration Application Instructions
VD-119i
Instructions for registration, tax, and title form VD-119.
Registration/Tax/Title Application
VD-119
To apply for registration and title (if applicable). Used for new transactions, transfers, renewals, title-only transactions, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyouts, and IRP transactions.
Verification of VIN/HIN
VT-010
To verify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Hull Identification Number (HIN).
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