Can I register a car in Vermont without a title?
No. Anyone can register a vehicle in the state of Vermont. Do I need a Vermont license to register a vehicle in Vermont? No.
Buying a vehicle with a bill of sale but no title is a bit tricky when it comes to registering the vehicle, but it can be done. You just need to complete a few steps, including obtaining a bonded title, and then you can claim the car as your own.
- Your state's identification card or driver's license.
- Your insurance information for the state the vehicle will be driven.
- A sales tax payment.
- Your vehicle's title.
- Documents stating that your vehicle has passes emissions regulations and a safety inspection.
If the vehicle is more than 15 years old you may use the "bill of sale." If the vehicle is 15 years old or less, you must obtain a replacement title.
In the state of Vermont, vehicles 15 years old and newer require a title. Once you establish residency in Vermont, if your vehicle falls within this classification, you are required to visit your local Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV) to transfer your out-of-state vehicle title and register your vehicle.
Yes, you can sell a car without a title if you have proof of ownership. Selling a car without proof of ownership is illegal in most states. That said, it's not uncommon to discover that you don't have your car's title in your possession.
To prove that you own the car, you'll need some sort of receipt or invoice from when you bought it. Even if you buy the car privately, make sure the seller gives you some sort of written agreement detailing the date of sale, the amount you paid and the method of payment.
If you purchased a vehicle without a title, you may need to get a surety bond or bonded title when you register it with your state. Some states may also offer a temporary registration that converts into a full-ownership registration after several years, assuming no one claims the vehicle as rightfully theirs.
Purchased from an out-of-state dealer
Complete a Vermont Registration, Tax, and Title application (VD-119) and submit it (together with the above documentation and the appropriate fees) to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.
Do I need a Vermont license to register a vehicle in Vermont? No. Anyone can register a vehicle in the state of Vermont.
What is a Vermont exempt title?
DMV will issue an exempt vehicle title if the following criteria are met: The applicant pays the applicable fee. The applicant is the owner of the vehicle. The applicant is a Vermont resident. The vehicle is not subject to any liens or encumbrances.
|Vehicle Classification||Renew for||Gas or Diesel|
|Auto (car)||1 Year||$76.00|
|Jitney (Up to 7 Passengers)||1 Year||$76.00|
The nine non-title holding states are Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Maryland, and South Dakota. In these states, even if you're financing, the title is sent to you after you take delivery of the vehicle and you typically get it within two to six weeks.
If you own the vehicle free and clear (no loan) the title will be mailed directly to you. If you have a loan on the vehicle, the title will be mailed to the entity holding the loan (not the owner) within 3 weeks of the processing of your registration.
|Registration fee||$74 to $76|
Complete an Official Release Lien or Permission to Issue a Replacement Title (Form 10-315) and Bill of Sale/Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 10-313) if required. Take the title to your local AR Office of Motor Vehicles office with the payment for the necessary vehicle title transfer fees.
If a title is not required you must bring and only a registration is issued: Bill of sale with itemized sales tax information. A dealer's affidavit, if the dealership is in another state. A VIN/Ownership documentation inspection.
The Mississippi Motor Vehicle Title Act required a Bill of Sale as a supporting document when making application for Certificate of Title.
The SCDMV will register your out-of-state vehicle without a title depending on the vehicle's year and the year the other state started titling vehicles. In this case, you will need the Bill of Sale. You may pick up your Bill of Sale at an SCDMV branch or it may be mailed to you. It must be an original.