What Does The Vermont DMV Do?

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; boat registrations; and driving records. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for boater education and licensing.

When you move to Vermont, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Within 15 days of registration, you’ll then need to take your vehicle for a safety and emissions inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Vermont are not required to get a VT license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The VT DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Permit tests
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Registration renewal
  • Duplicate registration issuance
  • Temporary license plates and registration
  • Reinstatement fee payments
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Vermont Driver Manual, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The Vermont DMV partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, driver education and training, motorcycle training and testing, vehicle inspections, and CDL training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Vermont DMV

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05603

Phone: (802) 828-2000

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