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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, 2024, through December 31, 2024, Vermont will title vehicles (including Motorboats, ATVs, and snowmobiles) with the model year 2010 or newer.​


As Vermont is now a participating member of NMVTIS, please be advised that for all vehicles not titled in Vermont, a registration number will be submitted to NMVTIS as proof of ownership in place of a 13-character title number.


How to Obtain a Vermont Title

New Vehicle

For a new vehicle that was not previously registered/titled anywhere, please provide the following:

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin properly assigned.
  • A Bill of Sale may be required for Purchase and Use Tax purposes.
  • A New Vehicle Information Statement is necessary if the vehicle was manufactured in Canada.
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement is required if the vehicle is the model year 2011 or newer.

Used Vehicle

For a used vehicle that was previously titled, please provide the following:

  • The original previous Certificate of Title was assigned to you by all parties on the title and bills of sale as necessary to show the complete chain of ownership. All liens must be released.
  • Death Certificates and/or probate papers are required when one or more persons are deceased.
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement is required if the vehicle is in the 2011 model or newer.

For a used vehicle that was NOT previously titled but is required to be titled in Vermont, please provide the following:

  • Original or certified copy of the last Registration certificate and all Bills of Sale thereafter. Bills of Sale must contain sufficient information to identify the vehicle, including Make, Year, VIN, Purchase Price, Mileage, Signature of Seller, and Date of Sale.
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement is required if the vehicle is in the 2011 model or newer.

If you have a loan on the vehicle, the title will be mailed to the entity holding the loan (not the owner) within three weeks of the processing of your registration. If the vehicle has more than one owner, you need to indicate the rights of survivorship (see types of ownership for more information).

Exceptions

No Vermont certificate of title will be issued for the following:

  • Motorcycles powered by electricity with less than 20 kilowatts of engine power.
  • Motorcycles with an engine size smaller than 300 ccs.
  • Motor-driven cycles.
  • Track Vehicles (Title optional).
  • Tractors with a loaded weight of 6,099 lbs. or less.
  • Trailers with an empty weight of 1,500 lbs. or less.
  • Vehicles or vessels regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a current Certificate of Title has been issued in another state.
  • Vehicles, vessels, ATVs, or snowmobiles owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale.
  • Vehicles, vessels, ATVs, or snowmobiles owned by the United States Government unless registered in Vermont.
  • Vessels less than 16 feet in length.
  • Vessels such as a canoe, kayak, or similar watercraft designed to be manually propelled or equipped with a motor not exceeding ten horsepower.

See the "Title Information form" (VT-018) below for more details.

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

Related Forms & Information
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.
Deceased Owner Informational Bulletin
VT-021
Information about updating registration or title after the death of the owner. Includes Surviving Spouse Statement.
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
Rebuilt/Salvage Title Application
VT-017
To apply for a Rebuilt/Salvage Vermont title.
Registration/Tax/Title Application
VD-119
To apply for registration and title (if applicable).

Use for new registration, transfer, renewal, title-only, adding or deleting an owner, lease buyout, and IRP.
Replacement Title Application
VT-004
To apply for a replacement Vermont title when the original title has been lost, stolen, destroyed, or is illegible.
Title Informational Bulletin
VT-018
A bulletin of Vermont Title laws and title information details.
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