Solution: If you have purchased or acquired a vehicle and the prior title is not available, or the prior owner is not available, the least expensive option is to use an out of state title process to obtain your title. If the vehicle is more than 15 years old (2005 or older), the State of Vermont will accept a basic bill of sale to transfer ownership to your name. The other 49 states do not allow for bill of sale to transfer.
- You do not have to live in Vermont
- The vehicle does not have to have come from Vermont
- The bill of sale does not need to be from the last titled owner (can be from anyone)
Vermont issues a registration form of ownership for 15 year old vehicles. Since that is their version of a title, you can obtain this document in your name by paying the registration fee with just a bill of sale, and then present it to your state DMV who will then issue you a legal title in your name, in your state. This Vermont registration title you receive can be used in all 50 states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, New York, Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Oregon, Virginia, Nevada, Texas, Iowa, Michigan, Idaho. This process has been used by car collectors, auctions, and brokers for many years to solve difficult title problems.
Our company offers this service. (Click the “Order” button)
The DMV is remaining open for mail-in documents.
You will receive a registration / ownership document from the state of Vermont. (Along with valid license plates). Bring these to the DMV / title office in your state to exchange for a title issued to your name, in your state.
The State of Vermont is a reg-only jurisdiction for vehicles 15 years or older, and uses this registration form of ownership. Since all states need to recognize other states legal documents, this can be converted to the title in your home state.
Bonus: In addition to the legal ownership documents, Vermont will also send you a license plate for registration. No insurance is required to obtain the registration documents.
Bill of Sale Only Title Process FAQ
How much will the bill of sale only title process cost me?
When you order with CarTitles.com, our $79 flat fee provides you with all of the documents and instructions to obtain your title.
What about sales tax and registration fees?
You will receive a notice for the sales tax and registration fees separately. You can pay these fees directly to the DMV at any time you wish, by check or money order. The current Vermont DMV fees are $48 for motorcycles and $76 for cars, plus sales tax.
Does my bill of sale need to be notarized?
No, your bill of sale does not need to be notarized.
Can my bill of sale be handwritten?
Yes, your bill of sale can be handwritten or typed.
What does my bill of sale need to include?
Include the VIN, purchase price, purchase date, buyer and seller information.
Does this work for any vehicle?
Yes, any legitimate vehicle. This is not a method for stolen cars, parts-only, or lienholder owned vehicles.
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