You have to have insurance before you can register, don't mention registration when seeking insurance. Yes, you can register in Vt. without a Vt. address. Technically you should be registered where you reside. I'm registered in Vt. but insured by State Farm in Ga. State Farm doesn't care. The state did notify me that they saw a vehicle insured here but not registered, nothing came of it after the SF said ignore it. You can transfer Vt. papers to NJ if you want.
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