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    Vehicle Registration Renewal in Vermont

    When your Vermont vehicle registration expires you’ll need to renew it with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    VT Registration Renewal Notice

    The Vermont DMV will mail you a registration renewal notice and application about 3 weeks before your registration expiration date.

    You’ll also need to get a vehicle inspection every year.

    On this page you’ll find information on renewing your vehicle registration online, by mail, by phone and in person.

    Didn’t Receive a Renewal Notice?

    If you have lost your VT vehicle registration renewal notice, or you never received one from the Vermont DMV, you will need:

    • A completed Registration/Tax/Title Application (Form VD-119).
      • You only need to complete sections 1, 2, 4, and 8.
    • Payment for the renewal fee. (See the “Fees to Renew Your VT Vehicle Registration” section below.)

    Either mail or take the above in person to the Vermont DMV office located at:

    120 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

    Renew Your Vermont Vehicle Registration

    If you receive a registration renewal notice and application in the mail, you can renew your Vermont DMV vehicle registration:

    • Online.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.
    • In person.

    If you did not receive a renewal application in the mail, see “Didn’t Receive a Renewal Notice?” above.

    Online

    You can only renew your vehicle registration online:

    • During the month it expires.
    • If you received a renewal notice.

    To renew online, visit the Vermont DMV Express website and provide:

    • Your Vermont driver’s license number OR license plate number.
    • Payment for the fee. (See “Fees to Renew Your VT Registration” below.)

    You will receive a 10 day temporary registration to use until your permanent vehicle registration and license plate stickers arrive in the mail within 6 business days.

    By Phone

    To renew your Vermont vehicle registration by phone, call the Vermont DMV at (866) 259-5368 and:

    • Have your registration renewal notice ready.
    • Provide your credit/debit card information to pay the renewal fee. (See “Fees to Renew Your VT Registration” below.)

    By Mail

    To renew your Vermont vehicle registration by mail, you’ll need:

    • Your signed registration renewal application.
    • Payment. (See “Fees to Renew Your VT Registration” below.)

    Mail your application and payment to the VT DMV at the address specified on the form.

    You should receive your registration and license plate stickers in the mail within 2 weeks of your application.

    In Person

    To renew your VT DMV vehicle registration in person, visit either:

    You’ll need:

    • Your signed registration renewal application.
    • Payment. (See “Fees to Renew Your VT Registration” below.)

    Vermont Vehicle Inspections

    You must get a vehicle inspection in Vermont every year. You should do this before your VT vehicle registration expires, at a licensed Vermont vehicle inspection station.

    The vehicle inspection fee will be an hourly or flat rate, depending on the vehicle inspection station you visit. Contact your local inspection station for more information, or visit our page on Smog & Emission Checks in Vermont.

    Fees to Renew Your VT Registration

    Vehicle registration renewal fees in Vermont differ depending on the type of vehicle you own and the length of your renewal.

    1-Year Registration

    To register your vehicle in Vermont for 1 year, it will cost you:

    • Automobiles:
      • Gas: $70.
      • Diesel: $27.
    • Trucks up to 6,099 lbs.:
      • Gas: $70.
      • Diesel: $27.
    • Electric powered vehicles: $69.
    • Motorcycles (gas): $44.

    2-Year Registration

    To register your vehicle in Vermont for 2 years, it will cost you:

    • Automobiles:
      • Gas: $129.
      • Diesel: $50.
    • Trucks up to 6,099 lbs.:
      • Gas: $129.
      • Diesel: $50.
    • Electric powered vehicles: $127.
    • Motorcycles (gas): $88.

    The VT DMV website provides a full list of vehicle registration fees in Vermont, including fees for ATVs, snowmobiles, and motorhomes.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    For online, DMV self-service kiosk, and by-phone transactions, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) accepts payment by Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards only.

    For vehicle registration renewals by mail, the DMV accepts payment by check and money order.

    If you are renewing your VT vehicle registration in person, VT DMV offices accept:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Money order.
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