Locate a Licensing Center in Vermont
One important step in the process of getting a driver’s license in the state of Vermont is to find a DMV office in the state that issues driver’s licenses. Thankfully, many DMV offices in Vermont do so. The main DMV office in Vermont is the DMV office in Montpelier, VT, and it certainly issues driver’s licenses to those who have completed the required exams. The Montpelier DMV office is located at the following address:
Montpelier, VT 05602
You can also find a list of DMV locations in the state of Vermont here. Please note that some DMV locations in Vermont are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obtaining a Junior Driver’s License
If you want a Vermont Junior Driver’s License, the first step that you have to take is to provide proof that you are a Vermont resident. You will need certain documents to prove your residency. You can learn more about proving your Vermont residency here. You will also need to have a Vermont Learner’s Permit that has not expired. You will have to successfully complete a driver education course that is certified by the Vermont Agency of Education or the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.
A Driving Practice Log Sheet showing you have completed an additional 40 hours of practice behind the wheel, with at least 10 hours of nighttime driving is also required. Your parent or guardian has to certify the Driving Practice Log Sheet. Your parent or legal guardian must give you their permission and you must enter your Social Security Number on the application.
After that, you can schedule an appointment to take the exam. You must have a clean vehicle in good mechanical condition with a valid inspection sticker along with a valid insurance card and registration certificate. You can then get your license after you pass the road test and pay the fees.
Getting a Vermont Driver’s License
Individuals 18 years old or older can get a Vermont driver’s license if they pass the required examination. With a driver’s license, you can drive any non-commercial vehicle aside from a motorcycle or school bus. You have to get a Vermont driver’s license within 60 days of establishing residency in the state of Vermont. Similarly to the Junior Driver’s License, you must provide proof of your legal residency in Vermont. You can find out more information about giving proof of residency in order to get a driver’s license here.
If you have a valid license from another state, you will need to get an eye examination. You must bring your valid out-of-state license with you to get a Vermont driver’s license. You must also surrender your Vermont driver’s license when your Vermont license is issued. You will have to provide documentation to establish your identity. For more information about this, go here.
Renew Your Driver’s License
You should get a renewal notice around 30 days before your driver’s license expires. If you don’t get your renewal application, you will have to fill out a License/Permit Application. This is also known as form #VL-021. You have to answer all the questions on the form and sign it. You can renew by mail if your license photo was taken within the last four years and is not a Commercial Driver’s License. You can mail your renewal notice or a completed License/Permit Application to the following address:
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001