Vermont boat registration summary is a free resource designed to inform the boating public about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of Vermont. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular state. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
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|Boat Registration Agency||State of Vermont
Department of Motor Vehicles
Boat Registration Website
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|Boat Registration Overview||Vermont issues both registrations and titles for all non-exempt
boats operating within its jurisdiction. These are administered by the Department of
Motor Vehicles. This state does
not title or register outboard motors. Boat trailer
registration is required in Vermont. Titling is required for
those weighing over 1,500 lbs.
|Marking Requirements||Vermont boat registration numbers begin with a "VT" designation
which is followed by four numbers and then two letters. These must be displayed on
all non-documented boats along with registration sticker tabs. Coast Guard
documented vessels may not display the state registration numbers. However they must
display an owner designated vessel name and a hailing port. An official
documentation number must also be affixed to a visible interior location in the hull
itself or an integral part of the hull.
|Registration Requirements||Vermont issues registrations all non-exempt motorized boats
Coast Guard documented boats are exempt from registration. Visit the DMV website for
a complete list of requirements and exemptions.
|Ownership and Liens||
Vermont issues titles on all registered boats except for those
which are Coast Guard Documented. Vermont also has bonding provisions for establishing boat titles without sufficient
evidence of ownership. This state has procedures for acquiring titles on abandoned boats.
Boat title and registration records in Vermont are maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This agency does not facilitate online searches for the general public
due to strict privacy laws. However, record printouts may be obtained
by an owner or otherwise qualified party by submitting a boat record request form. Although
designed for vehicles, this form also applies to boats. It is also reported that DMV
offices will check for hull numbers by telephone or verify information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request Form
UCC Online Search
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
National Vessel Documentation Center
Vessel Documentation Companies
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