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What do you mean? Are you a resident of Vermont? Are you from another state buy want to buy a bike you've found for sale in VT?
What's the issue?
I’m from Montana. I bought a bike here with no title. The owner and I wrote out a bill of sale but didn’t get it notarized. Montana requires a bill of sale to be notarized. I’m having trouble contacting the guy now so I thought I would look into the Vermont thing. Still hoping to get in touch with the seller.
 

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I’m from Montana. I bought a bike here with no title. The owner and I wrote out a bill of sale but didn’t get it notarized. Montana requires a bill of sale to be notarized. I’m having trouble contacting the guy now so I thought I would look into the Vermont thing. Still hoping to get in touch with the seller.
Not good, good luck with it, some states will allow you to go to court, or bond a tittle and a few other ways, easiest is the previous owner having a title in their name obviously.
 

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Did you contact Montana Vehicle Services Bureau to ask their advice on which way you can proceed? Connect with Us - Montana Department of Justice

It seems there must be a way. Even the bureaucrats should recognize this as a possible legitimate transaction.
 

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Title-less vehicles aren't typical dmv transfers/registration so it's been my experience that 1 out of 10 knows a little bit of what's required, and 1 in 20 knows most of what's required. Vast majority of dmv clerks didn't have a clue.

A trip to the dmv to talk to a body may be helpful but don't be surprised when they aren't...

As gov't employees, some didn't care to be helpful w pursuing alternatives &/or solutions and were simply rude...

Good luck.

IIRC some states don't take Vermont registration because they know its an easy route for title-less vehicles to get registered online...
 

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I haven’t yet. I read everything on the website. On there it sounds pretty strict but maybe there’s a human in there.
Call the state office on a Tuesday-Thursday after 9:30... that is in NO to Monday or Friday OR before their coffee breaks. They might pass the phone around to someone who is simultaneously creative, helpful and knows some things.
 
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I have done this with my allstate scooter you have to look up international title service from las vegas and call Sarah and tell her what you have and she will mail you the forms it cost about 350.00 and takes close to a month.
Thank you. I think I still need a notarized bill of sale. That’s what is holding me up now. The guy I bought it from is hard to get ahold of.
 
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