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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Vermont: A Comprehensive Guide

Renewing your vehicle registration in Vermont is a straightforward process that ensures your vehicle remains legally registered and you can continue to use it without any issues. Here is your guide to renewing your vehicle registration in Vermont, including the necessary documentation, fees, forms, processing locations, and top five frequently asked questions.

 

Required Documents

When renewing your vehicle registration in Vermont, you will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Registration renewal notice: Vermont offices send out renewal notices about 60 days before your registration expires.
  • Payment: Fees vary depending on your vehicle type and the age of your vehicle. Online renewal payments can only be made using a credit card. In-person renewal fees can be paid in cash, credit or debit card.
  • Vermont state inspection: Proof of a state of Vermont safety and emission inspection, depending on the type of vehicle you own.

Fees

The fees to renew your vehicle registration in Vermont are determined by your vehicle’s weight, class, and year. Check with your local DMV office or the Vermont DMV website for fee accuracy.

Forms:

To renew your vehicle registration in Vermont, you have the following options for obtaining the necessary forms:

  • Online: The Vermont DMV offers an online renewal service. You should receive a renewal notice by mail that includes instructions for renewing your registration online.
  • By mail: If you opt for mail in registration renewal, include the registration renewal notice and the necessary fee with your proof of insurance and safety inspection documents required.
  • In-person: You can renew your Vermont vehicle registration in person at your local DMV office. Make sure to bring your registration renewal notice, proof of insurance, and verification of inspection with you when renewing your registration.

Processing Locations

In Vermont, renewal services can be completed online, by mail, or in person.

  • Online: Visit the Vermont DMV website to renew your vehicle registration online.
  • By Mail: Mail your documents to the address on your registration renewal notice.
  • In-person: Renew your vehicle registration in person by visiting any Vermont DMV office. Make sure you call ahead to check the office hours and to verify they handle registration renewals.

Top Five Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. What happens if I do not renew my Vermont vehicle registration?
If you do not renew your Vermont vehicle registration, you may be fined, receive a ticket, and get your vehicle impounded.

Q2. Do I need proof of insurance to renew my Vermont vehicle registration?
Yes, you will need proof of auto insurance to renew your vehicle registration in Vermont.

Q3. Can I renew my Vermont vehicle registration if I have a past-due parking ticket?
No, you must pay all outstanding parking tickets before you can renew your Vermont vehicle registration.

Q4. Can I renew my Vermont vehicle registration even if I no longer own the vehicle?
No, you cannot renew a Vermont vehicle registration if you are no longer the registered owner of the vehicle.

Q5. Can I renew my Vermont vehicle registration if my safety inspection is past due?
No, you must complete a Vermont safety and emissions inspection before renewing your vehicle registration in Vermont.

Renewing your Vermont vehicle registration is simple as long as you have all the necessary documents, pay the right fees, and choose the renewal method that works for you. If you have any further questions about renewing your Vermont vehicle registration, reach out to the Vermont DMV directly by either going to their website or visit any of their offices.
Last Verified:
Jul 18, 2023