Buying a vintage vehicle without a title can lead to a quagmire of red tape and legal runaround, or you can dig deep and hire a title service to handle the transaction.
And then there is the “Vermont Loophole” method, which is fully endorsed by the state of Vermont, and simple enough that anyone can use.
Here, Uncle Tony’s Garage lays out the step-by-step process including how to exactly fill out each form in order to obtain official ownership papers in your name, with a minimal outlay of cash and time.
NICB’s VINCheck Link and Download Vermont Title Forms below video…
Download Form VD-119
Download Verification of VIN Form VT-010
Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement VT-005
NICB’s VINCheck is a free lookup service provided to the public to assist in determining if a vehicle may have a record of an insurance theft claim, and has not been recovered, or has ever been reported as a salvage vehicle by participating NICB member insurance companies. To perform a lookup, a vehicle identification number (VIN) is required. A maximum of five searches can be conducted within a 24-hour period per IP address.
Top 5 Tips for Using the Vermont Title Loophole
- Tip #1: Do NOT use the temporary registration method
- Tip #2: Do NOT put out-of-state license plates on your vehicle
- Tip #3: Type your title application
- Tip #4: Present your DMV with this VT Bulletin
- Tip #5: Choose the best book value for your vehicle