Originally Posted by Azuleslight
so im on i think week 4 or 5 including holiday week and i havent seen my check cashed or anything. do i call or do i keep my fingers crossed for the next week ot two more?
Call the Montpelier location. They will give you an accurate update. If you missed something, specifically the ORIGINAL title for vehicles under 15 years, as Alleycat found out, they will not cash it and will not correspond with you. If your bus is over 15 years and you did not fill out the part about state tax (or did not submit proof that state tax has already been paid), they will not cash your check and will not correspond with you. See the pattern here? I always call at the 2 week mark and then every week after that to ensure everything is working out so that I can immediately rectify whatever I missed. The only downside to this is getting through to a human in the Vermont DMV -- the wait times are sometimes pretty long, and that's if you can get through to begin with. If you get a busy tone, hang up and try again in 15 minutes.
Originally Posted by tobeamiss
Will I need proof of insurance (which I don't have) in order to get it registered in VT?
also, they're asking (on the form) for visual verification of the VIN....so I'm assuming that I take a picture of it? oh wait, it says if the vehicle will be titled....I already have the Title in hand......
any help will be GREATLY appreciated...I'm not the brightest on this subject
You do not need proof of insurance. As for visual verification of the VIN, this is generally if you do not have a copy of your title to begin with. You will need a Sheriff to verify that the VIN isn't stolen. If you have the proper paperwork to begin with, don't sweat it. No visual verification necessary. Again, if your vehicle is under 15 years old, send the ORIGINAL title via certified mail so that you know it was delivered. If your vehicle is over 15 years in age, send a copy of the title. If your bus is under 15 years you'll receive a title. If your bus is over 15 years you'll receive a transferable registration, which is treated like a title. If you ever try to re-register into another state with your transferable registration from VT, you will be issued another transferable registration. They are treated the same way as a title for all intents and purposes.
Alleycat, please post when you get your tags. We've had some successes already but I'd like to see this down to a science with expected wait times and all that. Hope it works out for all of you. Additionally for anyone doing this in the future we highly recommend you send a PERSONAL check, so that if it gets lost in the mail or in the process you can just send another one.