2019 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 29 - Snowmobiles, Motorboats, And Water Sports
§ 3204 Registration fees and dealer plates

Universal Citation: 23 V.S.A. § 3204

§ 3204. Registration fees and dealer plates

(a) Fees. Annual registration fees for snowmobiles other than as provided for in subsection (b) of this section are $28.00 for residents and $36.00 for nonresidents. Duplicate registration certificates may be obtained upon payment of $6.00.

(b)(1) Dealer registration and plates; manufacturer plates; fees. A person engaged in the business of selling or exchanging snowmobiles as defined in subdivision 4(8) of this title shall register as a dealer and obtain registration certificates and identifying number plates, subject to such rules as may be adopted by the Commissioner and to the requirements of chapter 7 this title. A manufacturer of snowmobiles may register and obtain registration certificates and identifying number plates under this section. Plates shall be valid for the following purposes only: testing; adjusting; demonstrating; temporary use of customers for a period not to exceed 14 days; private business or pleasure use of such person or members of his or her immediate family; and use at fairs, shows, or races when no charge is made for such use.

(2) Fees. Fees for dealer registration certificates shall be $55.00 for the first certificate issued to any person and $6.00 for any additional certificate issued to the same person within the current registration period. Fees for temporary number plates shall be $3.00 for each plate issued.

(c) Temporary registration pending issuance of permanent registration. The Commissioner, by rules adopted pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25, shall provide for the issuance of temporary registrations of snowmobiles pending issuance of the permanent registration. VAST shall be an agent of the Commissioner for the issuance of such temporary registrations. The fees for the temporary registrations shall be $28.00 for residents and $36.00 for nonresidents and shall also constitute payment of the registration fee required by subsection (a) of this section. VAST shall promptly remit any fees collected to the Commissioner in accordance with rules adopted under this subsection. Temporary registrations shall be kept with the snowmobile while being operated and shall authorize operation without the registration decal being affixed for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of issue.

(d) The Commissioner may authorize the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, or its successor, and its agents to register snowmobiles, or to renew or assist with renewal of registrations, for residents and nonresidents.

(e) Only the General Assembly may change the fees provided for in this section. (Added 1983, No. 212 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1985, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1987, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1989, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Feb. 23, 1990; 1993, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1994; 2001, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.), § 29, eff. May 15, 2002; 2009, No. 50, § 57; 2011, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 2015, No. 50, § 3; 2015, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 47.)

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