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If you find yourself delving into the intricacies of obtaining a Vermont title for your vehicle, particularly through the Vermont bill of sale process, you’re likely to have questions about the timeline involved. In this blog post, we’ll break down the steps and provide insights into how long the entire process might take.
The Vermont bill of sale process is a unique avenue that allows owners of vehicles aged 15 years or older to acquire a registration document directly from the state of Vermont. This registration can later be used to obtain a title in your home state. Importantly, this process doesn’t require the presentation of a prior title; a properly filled-out bill of sale is sufficient.
Once you’ve completed the necessary paperwork, whether independently or with assistance, and submitted it to the Vermont DMV, the average processing time is currently 7 to 10 business days. This means you can expect to receive your Vermont registration within approximately a week and a half.
Upon receiving the Vermont registration, the next step is to bring it to your home state along with the required documents specific to your state’s titling process. Most states issue titles instantly, especially if you complete the process in person. However, there are exceptions. Some minor branches may need to mail the title to you, and if you choose the mail-in option, it might take about four to five days or a week.
The key to expediting the entire process is ensuring that the paperwork is meticulously filled out and typed, not handwritten. Vermont DMV employs an automated system that scans and processes correctly completed forms efficiently. On the other hand, if the paperwork is handwritten, messy, or contains errors, it may be redirected for manual review, extending the processing time to three or four weeks.
If every detail is correctly handled and the paperwork is submitted in the prescribed manner, you can anticipate a relatively swift process. On average, from initiating the Vermont registration to receiving the title from your home state, the timeline might range from a week to two weeks.
For more detailed instructions and guidance, explore our video channel, where we regularly update information on navigating the Vermont title process. Remember, precision in paperwork can significantly impact the speed at which you obtain your Vermont title.
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