Is Vermont a two plate state?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Group of license plates on wood background with Vermont plate shown in frame

License plate requirements when registering a vehicle in Vermont

There are a lot of auxiliary things to take care of when you purchase a quality used model – it can be a fun and rewarding experience to ride off the lot in a model that you love, but taking care of titles, registrations and insurance can be a hassle to say the least. We want to help you every step of the way here at Poulin Auto Sales, and we will! By purchasing a used model from us, we’ll be sure to take care of your title and registration, but you may still have further questions.

It can be confusing to know which U.S. states require two license plates on your car and which ones don’t, so if you’re purchasing a new car in the state or you just established residency (welcome, by the way!), we’ll show you the license plate requirements when registering a vehicle in Vermont. Check it out!

Vermont license plate requirements and future legislation

The issue of license plates in Vermont is murky to say the least, but we’ll lead off by saying that in most instances, yes – you will need two plates if you register a new vehicle in Vermont. The DMV will either issue you your plates alone or in pairs; if you receive only one plate, affix it to the rear of your car. If you get two, they’ll need to be attached to both the front and back of your model.


Isolated view of Vermont license plate


We say “murky” because there is legislation circulating throughout the state that would only necessitate one plate on your vehicle when you register a car in Vermont. It will certainly be interesting to see if this comes to fruition!

How much do license plate registration and renewals cost in Vermont?

First, to start the process of getting your Vermont plates, you’ll want to find your nearest DMV and register your car. From there, you’ll have the option to order plates for one or two years of registration. Depending on your model type, the prices of plates are below:


Vehicle Type One-Year Registration Price Two-Year Registration Price
Cars $76 $140
Motorcycles $48 $96
Trucks up to 6,099 pounds $76 $132
Trucks over 6,100 pounds Varies by weight and fuel type Varies by weight and fuel type


If you just need to renew plates in Vermont, it will cost you the same price as we’ve listed above in the chart, depending on the vehicle you have. All you’ll get this time around are new stickers that list the month and year of your registration’s expiration.


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