Vermont has its own unique laws to protect consumers when buying a used car. This guide will help make it simple.

Step 1 - Research the Car’s History

A vehicle history report such as AutoCheck can reveal important details about the car’s past.

  • Title liens.
  • Accidents.
  • Reported stolen.
  • Maintenance records.

Step 2 - Test Drive the Car

Arranging a test drive can lead to endless back-and-forth calls and texts.

But there’s a better way. Use the PrivateAuto test drive scheduler instead.

Just choose a time and meet the seller at the assigned location.

Step 3 - Get an Inspection

An inspection can reveal hidden mechanical problems.

Use PrivateAuto’s inspection scheduler to book an inspection with a local ASE certified mechanic.

Step 4 - Get the Paperwork

Certificate of Title

Complete the Assignment of Ownership section on the back of the certificate.

  • Your name and address.
  • Date of sale.
  • Odometer reading.
  • Seller’s printed name and signature.
  • Your signature.

Bill of Sale

Vermont requires a  Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure (form VT-005). You’ll need it for titling and registration.

When you buy from a PrivateAuto seller, you get an electronic bill of sale form and state-specific documents. You can fill them out and sign right in the app.

Step 5 - Complete the Sale

When you take ownership, you’ll need to:


PrivateAuto makes it easy to shop for a used car in Vermont.

  • Test drive and inspection scheduling tools.
  • Communicate without sharing your private info.
  • Verifies seller ID so you can avoid scams.
  • Ready-to-sign state-specific documents.

Plus, you get tips for buying and selling a car in your state.