Replacing a Lost Registration in Vermont

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If you’ve lost or damaged your Vermont registration card, you’re at risk for a world of frustration—especially if you get pulled over! You’ll want to request a new one as soon as possible from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. (DMV).

Fortunately, getting a duplicate registration or plate sticker in the Green Mountain State is a simple process. We’ll walk you through your options below!

VT Duplicate Registration Process

Vermont gives you to methods for replacing your vehicle registration—depending on your registration status, you can do so either:

  • Online.
    OR
  • By mail.

Where's my VIN?

Make sure you have all the necessary info handy before applying, including your vehicle identification number (VIN)—which can be hard to find! You can find your VIN on your:

  • Car title.
  • Dashboard near the windshield on the driver’s side.
  • Driver’s door jamb.

Online

If you have more than 60 days before your registration expires*, you can request your duplicate (with or without a sticker) from where you sit. Just visit the Vermont DMV’s online portal and provide your:

  • Plate number OR driver’s license number.
  • Payment for the $16 duplicate registration fee.

Print your receipt and keep it in your car to serve as your temporary registration. Your duplicate should arrive by mail within 6 business days.

*If your registration expires within 60 days, the DMV will allow you to renew it, rather than replace it. Jump over to our registration renewal guide for details.

By Mail or in Person

Requesting your VT duplicate registration or by mail or in person is a similar process—regardless of which method you choose, you’ll provide:

Submit your form and payment to your local Vermont DMV office, or mail it to:

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603

If you have questions about requesting a duplicate registration or plate sticker, contact your local DMV office, or call the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles at (802) 828-2000.

Replacing Lost Plates in Vermont

Hopefully you only misplaced your registration, and not, also, other items important to operating your vehicle. But if you did also lose or misplace your plates, we have more resources and answers for you.

Head on over to our page on license plates in Vermont to learn the process for requesting replacement license plates, including what you need to do so and what it will cost.

Forms

VD-040
Corrected or Replacement Registration
Use this form to request a duplicate registration OR a corrected registration from the VT DMV.
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